Censorship loves company. Meta-owned Facebook and Instagram are the latest censors of Project Veritas, removing a video of Project Veritas confronting a YouTube executive over the video platform’s recent censorship.
YouTube removed Project Veritas's recent viral video showing a Pfizer executive saying his company is considering mutating COVID viruses. Project Veritas then released a second video showing that Project Veritas journalist Christian Hartsock later confronted YouTube Vice President of Trust and Safety Matt Halprin who refused to comment on why his platform censored the inital viral undercover video. Facebook and Instagram then deleted the confrontation video, claiming it violated “Community Standards,” according to Reclaim the Net on Feb. 4. I guess pro-censorship Big Tech platforms help each other out?
Facebook and Instagram accused the Project Veritas confrontation video of somehow violating the platforms’ policy against “content that could lead to identity theft or put someone at risk of physical or financial harm.” It supposedly violated the platforms’ privacy policies, though the platform did not elaborate on “violative” specifics of the video.
The censored video shows Hartsock asking the YouTube vice president if Pfizer was incentivizing YouTube to censor the Project Veritas video. “How much is Pfizer paying you to run cover for them?” demanded Hartsock. “Is YouTube brought to us by Pfizer?”
Hartsock also described Halprin’s unresponsiveness as “absolute contempt for the public trust” and asked the YouTube Trust and Safety executive, “Why don’t you trust the public with a matter that absolutely concerns their safety?”
Twitter also temporarily locked the Project Veritas account on February 3 over the same video, according to a Project Veritas tweet. Project Veritas shared a screenshot indicating that Twitter said the YouTube vice president confrontation video violated “our rules against abuse and harassment.” The video is back on Twitter as of the publication of this article.
Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe later tweeted, “Twitter says ‘looks like we made an error’ in temporarily suspending @Project_Veritas account for ‘harassment and abuse’ by asking questions about the financial relationship between YouTube and Pfizer.” He included a screenshot of a Twitter Support message.
Project Veritas has garnered millions of views for undercover videos of Pfizer research director Jordan Trishtan Walker claiming Pfizer is considering mutating viruses, among other shocking content about Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine.
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