Twitter has permanently suspended the investigative reporting outlet Project Veritas which recently published several leaked videos exposing executives from Big Tech companies discussing censorship, “hate speech,” and more.
Project Veritas had over 735,000 followers when it was suspended and its tweets often went viral and reached millions of users on the platform.
The suspension follows Project Veritas’s Twitter account being locked earlier today after it posted a video clip featuring a Project Veritas journalist confronting Facebook’s Vice President (VP) of Integrity Guy Rosen over comments that he made about Facebook’s hate speech detection technology in a leaked video.
In the leaked video, Rosen discussed a Facebook system that can “freeze commenting on threads in cases where our systems are detecting that there may be a thread that has hate speech or violence, sort of in the comments.”
In the clip that resulted in Project Veritas’s account being locked, Project Veritas Senior Journalist, Christian Hartsock, confronted Rosen outside his home and asked him: “When you talk about freezing comments containing hate speech, what do you mean by that? How do you define hate speech? Is it just speech that you hate?”
Twitter took down the clip for violating its rules against “posting private information” and locked the Project Veritas account for 12 hours. The account was then suspended permanently while it was locked.
Before publishing the leaked Facebook video, Project Veritas had also published several leaked videos from internal Twitter meetings including one video where CEO Jack Dorsey discussed “much bigger” Twitter censorship measures after Trump’s ban from the platform.
The suspension of Project Veritas is the latest of several recent high profile account bans. Over the last three weeks, Jim Hoft, founder and editor of independent news outlet The Gateway Pundit, MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, and the MyPillow corporate account have all been banned.