Twitter Permanently Bans Right-Wing Group Project Veritas
On Thursday night, Twitter permanently suspended the account of right-wing conservative activist group Project Veritas after the group “repeatedly” violated Twitters terms of service, a Twitter spokesperson said. Specifically, the group violated Twitter’s policy on sharing, or threatening to share, other’s private information.
The Twitter spokesperson refused to say specifically which tweet triggered the ban, but Project Veritas believes the action is due to a video posted to their account accosting the Facebook vice president of Integrity at his private home.
“The tweet in question arose when asking for comment from Facebook’s VP of Integrity about censorship,” a spokesperson for Project Veritas said on their Telegram account after the ban. Even though members of the group recorded at the private home of the Facebook employee, they do not believe they breached Twitter’s terms of service. The group will be appealing the ban.
Project Veritas leader James O’Keefe later told CNN that Twitter’s claims are “false.”