Twitter Permanently Bans Journalist James O’Keefe After He Releases Videos Damaging To CNN
Published in Apr 2021 / Updated in May 2021
ProjectVeritas founder James O’Keefe’s Twitter account was banned only one day after releasing a video clip of a member of CNN boasting about how the network created propaganda meant to bring Donald Trump out of office in the 2020 election.
Twitter didn’t give any direct reason for the suspension and left a message on his account link saying it was disabled due to a violation of “Twitter rules.”
CNN technical director Charlie Chester appeared in an undercover video produced by ProjectVeritas. In the video, he explains that CNN wished to exaggerate Trump’s health issues relating to coronavirus by bringing in medical experts to discuss the matter.
The video was recorded on a fake Tinder date, during which Chester proudly claimed that CNN was responsible for getting Trump out of office.
“Look what we did, we [CNN] got Trump out. I am 100 percent going to say it, and I 100 percent believe that if it wasn’t for CNN, I don’t know that Trump would have got voted out,”
He added that he came to work at CNN as he ”wanted to be a part of that.”
“Our focus was to get Trump out of office, right? Without saying it, that’s what it was.”
The tape also shows Chester bragging that, on order from top officials in the network, CNN exaggerated the COVID-19 death toll for ratings.
Not only Twitter but also Facebook took censorship measures against ThePost in October last year due to its Hunter Biden email exposés.
However, Twitter went so far as to charge that “hacked materials” were used. In fact, Twitter locked The Post’s account for two weeks ahead of the election, after they refused Twitter’s demand to delete six Tweets which, based on no evidence, Twitter accused The Post of acquiring through hacking.
Even though Twitter obscured ThePost’s tweets from view, ThePost didn’t budge, and they left the tweets on their account during the standoff.
In a couple of tweets, Twitter said it was revising its ‘Hacked Materials Policy’ and ‘updating our practice of not retroactively overturning prior enforcement.’
“Our policies are living documents,” said TwitterSafety in one of the tweets.
“We’re willing to update and adjust them when we encounter new scenarios or receive important feedback from the public.”