Investigative journalists Project Veritas say their suspension from Twitter was born out of 'fear' — but Big Tech "can't stop an army".
Twitter announced on Thursday the news site's account had been "permanently suspended for repeated violations of Twitter's private information policy". Veritas Founder James O'Keefe countered that was after the group posted a video of one of its reporters questioning Facebook Vice-President for Integrity Guy Rosen on his own doorstep.
"The reporter on the ground never revealed the location, nor were any street signs that would indicate the location visible," O'Keefe insisted, saying he was appealing Twitter's decision.
— James O'Keefe (@JamesOKeefeIII) February 12, 2021
Asked the real reason for the ban, Project Veritas communications director Eric Spracklen said simply: "They fear us".
Spracklen appeared to contradict O'Keefe, confirming that the non-profit outlet was not looking to reverse the suspension and was already on other social media sites and apps.
"Project Veritas has strong followings that are growing regularly on major alternative platforms such as Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Telegram, Gab, and more," he said.
The spokesman said Big Tech would not succeed in censoring voices challenging the mainstream media narrative as US citizens grow increasingly wise to them.
Since its founding in 2020, Project Veritas has specialised in undercover reports on liberal organisations, Democratic Party officials and state welfare agencies. It exposed shady ballot-harvesting operations for the Democratic Party in the run-up to last year's US presidential election.