Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe was permanently banned by Twitter after he exposed damning bias at CNN. He has announced plans for an upcoming lawsuit for Twitter.
Twitter permanently banned O’Keefe just as videos exposing CNN were going viral on the platform. “In response, O’Keefe says that he is suing Twitter for defamation,” specifically “falsely claiming that he was operating fake accounts,” Fox News host Sean Hannity summarized in an April 15 broadcast. Both O’Keefe and conservative attorney Harmeet K. Dhillon appeared on the episode to “announce our upcoming lawsuit against @Twitter to hold them accountable for their egregious lies and banning of James,” Dhillon summarized in a tweet on Thursday night.
O’Keefe expressed confidence, explaining “we won in the Supreme Court in New York against The New York Times for defamation, and now we’re gonna go ahead and sue Twitter for suspending my account and falsely and maliciously claiming that I did something that I did not do.”
O’Keefe proceeded to torch Twitter’s leadership in a statement that could be applied as a condemnation of the liberal media establishment in its entirety:
“It's wrong what they’re doing. They defame millions of people. They defame people every day. And we will not lose. In fact, you know, we’re going to get discovery into Twitter's operations. We can't afford to lose. We can't lose. We’ve never lost a lawsuit, and we are going to prove malice here. We’re going to file a complaint on Monday.”
O’Keefe suggested that Twitter banned him in a strategic move after his organization “released all of these bombshell recordings into CNN showing them calling themselves propaganda.” In one recording, CNN Technical Director Charlie Chester was caught saying, “Look what we did, we 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.”
Part of the Hannity segment showed was where Chester admitted that people in CNN strategically ignore that many anti-Asian hate crimes are committed by black men:
“I was trying to do some research on like the Asian hate, like the people are getting attacked and whatnot. A bunch of black men that have been attacking Asians. Um, so, I’m like, ‘What are you doing? Like, we are trying to like, help, like, with the BLM.’”
He acknowledged that viewers accept the liberal media’s false narratives: “People were, like, lapping up that it was like, you know, white guys for like so long. I don’t — I haven’t seen anything about focusing on the color of people’s skin that aren’t white. They just, they just aren’t saying anything.”
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