Project Veritas and its reporting by President James O’Keefe have been suspended by Twitter in the wake of a story on social media hate speech algorithms.
The investigative reporting organization, long a thorn in the side of Silicon Valley, announced the move early Thursday.
“WOW! Twitter has just LOCKED DOWN James O’Keefe’s and the Project Veritas account for reporting on Facebook VP Guy Rosen and his statements that Facebook ‘freezes’ comments in places that algorithms think there ‘may be’ hate speech,” the group said via its Facebook page.
Screenshots of Twitter‘s rationale to Mr. O’Keefe claim private information was posted without explicit permission.
A YouTube video posted earlier in the week featured Mr. Rosen outside his home during an exchange with Project Veritas’ Christian Hartsock.
At issue is an internal Facebook call in which Mr. Rosen talks about “a system that is able to freeze commenting on threads in cases where our systems are detecting that there may be a thread that has hate speech or violence.”