As of this past Sunday, Twitter chose to reinstate the accounts for Project Veritas, a non-profit investigative journalism enterprise, marking it as just the most recent account to have access once again to the social media titan’s platform in the wake of Musk taking over as owner of the company.
Twitter officials previously banned the accounts for Project Veritas back in 2021 over allegedly putting out a video highlighting Facebook Vice President Guy Rosen openly admitting that the entire platform he works for had built a system for the sole purpose of freezing the commentating where hate speech or violence is detected — without actually confirming at all if the speech was violent or hateful.
As the executive producer of “The Benny Report” for Newsmax who was also recently allowed back onto Twitter, Alex Lorusso spotlighted the news as it broke.
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“God bless @Project_Veritas for their work exposing Twitter when @ElonMusk was in the early stages of buying the platform,” stated Lorusso.
After recently gaining control of the platform this past month, Musk has issued quite a few changes to the structure of the company. In the wake of finalizing the massive $44 billion purchase this past month, Musk has fired the entire senior management team, put himself up as CEO, and terminated well over half of the company’s staff.
Multiple hundred employees from Twitter chose to resign from the company this past week in the wake of Musk issuing demands that they go along with “extremely hardcore” working conditions in order to stay employed.
In the wake of losing quite a bit of his staff, who he claimed was far too large and far to disproportionately skewing to the political left, Musk promised to go back on a few full platform bans for certain users set in place by the old staff.
“I think it’s essential to have free speech and for us to be able to communicate freely,” Musk stated in a recently leaked video highlighted this past summer by Project Veritas. “If there are multiple opinions — but just make sure we’re not sort of driving the narrative.”
“In order for people to have trust in Twitter — I think it’s extremely important that there’ll be transparency,” answered Musk.
Musk recently chose to rescind the bans on quite a few high-profile users such as Donald Trump, Dr. Jordan B. Peterson, Kathy Griffin, and The Babylon Bee.
In the wake of his most recent release from Twitter Jail of the Project Veritas’ account, many other users such as Republican Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene, Steve Bannon, Alex Jones, Milo Yiannopoulos, and Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe all still sit on the banned list for Twitter.