Conservative watchdog group Project Veritas has been banned from Twitter, hours after one of its tweets was blacklisted. The suspension came after Project Veritas revealed some of Facebook’s censorship mechanisms.
Twitter suspended Project Veritas on Thursday evening, hours after it locked the conservative organization’s account and the account of its founder, James O’Keefe. Screenshots posted by O’Keefe suggest the initial lockout came in response to the tweet containing a video in which Project Veritas journalist Christian Hartsock confronted Facebook’s VP of Integrity, Guy Rosen, apparently outside Rosen’s house.
Hartsock was asking Rosen to comment on leaked footage in which Rosen appears to state that Facebook has “a system that is able to freeze commenting” where “there may be a thread that has hate speech or violence, sort of in the comments.” When confronted, Rosen refused to comment and entered the house.
Rosen’s house number, though not his full address, is briefly visible in the minute-long video clip.
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Liberal commentators, among them Bellingcat researcher Aric Toler, cheered the ban.
Hard to think of a group that deserves to be deplatformed more than Project Veritas, which sends spies into media outlets and political campaigns (often illegally) and tries to entrap people into doing scandalous or unlawful things. https://t.co/pgdepWqgVM
— Matthew Chapman (@fawfulfan) February 11, 2021
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