Twitter permanently suspends Project Veritas's James O'Keefe

Source: The Hill | April 15, 2021 | Olafimihan Oshin

Twitter on Thursday suspended Project Veritas’s James O’Keefe’s account for violations of “manipulation and spam,” according to the social media platform.

“The account you referenced (@JamesOKeefeIII) was permanently suspended for violating the Twitter Rules on platform manipulation and spam,” a Twitter spokesperson said in a email to The Hill. 

“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,’” the spokesperson said.

Twitter confirmed to The Hill that O’Keefe’s suspension is permanent. 

Project Veritas, a right wing group known for publishing undercover sting videos, filed a defamation suit against The New York Times in April regarding the newspaper’s coverage of a Veritas video. O’Keefe this week on Fox News also threatened a defamation suit against CNN.

O’Keefe told The Hill in a statement he plans to sue Twitter over the accusation.

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