Twitter suspended the conservative group 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.
YouTube, right on cue, deleted the Project Veritas video.
Here is part of that Project Veritas footage TuskerDaily posted on YouTube
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.
Liberal commenters, among them Bellingcat researcher Aric Toler, cheered the ban.
However, conservatives condemned the ban, accusing Twitter of censorship. “Was only a matter of time before doing real journalism would become illegal here,” Blaze TV’s Elijah Schaffer tweeted.
Liberal Cheer Twitter’s War On Conservatives
Project Veritas suspended from Twitter
Was only a matter of time before doing real journalism would become illegal here pic.twitter.com/DnX7CiqKf7
— ELIJAH SCHAFFER (@ElijahSchaffer) February 11, 2021
BREAKING: In a continued assault on First Amendment, investigative reporters @Project_Veritas are now suspended from Twitter.
— Blair Brandt (@BlairBrandt) February 11, 2021
“Unlimited power in the hands of limited people always leads to cruelty.” – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago pic.twitter.com/VLnXgBP3Vi
— Mike Cernovich (@Cernovich) February 11, 2021
The hidden-camera footage that Vertias leaked video revealed the liberal bias in media and tech.
Of course, using hidden video is something that investigative journalists have been doing for decades.
But the mainstream media refused to air and/or report on the footage by claiming, without showing a shred of evidence, that they deceptively edit their footage to make the targets of its stings look worse.
The Rosen video is part of a series on Facebook in which leaked footage also shows CEO Mark Zuckerberg admitted that his company has “too much power,” but will use this power to “work together” with the Biden administration “on some of their top priorities.”