This is the sort of headline that should surprise absolutely no one. Twitter bans anyone who is willing to speak the truth and they do not care who knows it. Their goal seems to be a very simple one: to create a platform where leftists can say whatever they want and everyone else has to be dead silent.
They take your account away with great speed and precision if you are not willing to toe the line. James O’Keefe from Project Veritas is a prime example of this. O’Keefe has been providing undercover sting videos that prove that CNN is up to no good. Of course, Twitter cannot let one of their fellow mainstream media titans be felled by a humble man who does not want any credit.
O’Keefe is simply trying his best to speak truth to power and Twitter is doing everything that they can to silence him. His personal Twitter account has now been suspended and we wish that we could say that we didn’t see this coming but we did. As soon as he started getting too close to the truth about CNN, we knew that things would not end well for him.
The Project Veritas account has also vanished at the moment. That’s to be expected. O’Keefe cannot be allowed to wreak any more havoc. According to Fox News, they have spoken with a Twitter employee who confirms that his suspension is permanent. The company is accusing him of having fake accounts, in an attempt to elude a potential long-term suspension.
BREAKING: James O'Keefe's Twitter account has been suspended pic.twitter.com/G2dAvIXgI2
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) April 15, 2021
O’Keefe spoke with Fox News and he says that he is going to be suing Twitter for defamation. We cannot say that we blame him. He’s being treated like he did something truly awful and all he did was try to expose the lies that are taking place at CNN. Fox News has more about this latest violation of civil liberty:
A Twitter spokesperson told Fox News that O’Keefe was “permanently suspended for violating the Twitter Rules on platform manipulation and spam.”
“As outlined in our policy on platform manipulation and spam, ‘You can’t mislead others on Twitter by operating fake accounts,’ and ‘you can’t artificially amplify or disrupt conversations through the use of multiple accounts.’”
O’Keefe categorically denied Twitter’s assertions, demanding the social media giant point to the “fake accounts” and insisting the claims amount to “libel.”
“I am suing Twitter for defamation because they said, I, James O’Keefe, ‘operated fake accounts.’ This is false, this is defamatory, and they will pay,” the Project Veritas founder said in a statement to Fox News. “Section 230 may have protected them before, but it will not protect them from me. The complaint will be filed Monday.”
O’Keefe is not running scared and we love him for that. No one should ever allow themselves to be bullied off a platform where they have done nothing wrong. This is where Twitter is starting to lose the plot a bit. They allowed Trump to tweet with impunity before kicking him off.
Jack got a taste of getting away with this outrageous bit of censorship and now he is not going to stop until the whole conservative wing of the platform is gone. O’Keefe has won cases against these types of media organizations in the past so Twitter may want to tread lightly. We are willing to bet that they have an about-face and restore O’Keefe’s accounts as soon as possible.
They cannot take accounts away if they are not going to provide any sort of background information on why they are being taken away. This is simple stuff here and they are failing the test. The optics look absolutely terrible here, don’t they? These undercover CNN clips need to be seen by the widest audience possible and anyone who does not like them should probably figure out why. It’s not O’Keefe’s fault that these outlets behave in such an abominable way.