Undercover journalist to Twitter: You will pay for defaming me

Monday, April 19, 2021
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Steve Jordahl (OneNewsNow.com)

lawsuit gavel with moneyProject Veritas and its founder, James O'Keefe, are suing Twitter for defamation, after the social media platform permanently suspended the undercover reporter's personal account following its bombshell exposé of CNN.

Twitter de-platformed Project Veritas last Thursday, saying O'Keefe used "fake accounts" in this exposé of CNN, in which Charlie Chester, one of the network's technical directors, admits the cable news channel knowingly used fake news to throw the 2020 election to Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden:

Chester (on video): "We were creating a story there that we didn't know anything about. I think that's propaganda."

O'Keefe denies using fake accounts, and told Fox New's Sean Hannity he would be filing a defamation lawsuit against CNN today.

O'Keefe (on Fox News): "We won in the Supreme Court in New York against The New York Times for defamation, and now we're going to 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

He adds in a press release: "This is false, this is defamatory, and they will pay. Section 230 [of the Communications Decency Act of 1996] may have protected them before, but it will not protect them from me."

In addition to getting his account back and damages, O'Keefe says the lawsuit will allow him to see various sorts of CNN internal documents during the "discovery" process. His attorney, Harmeet Dhillon, maintains that the actions of CNN, The New York Times, and other outlets seeking to silence Project Veritas make them look like the mob.

"What these companies are doing is coordinating," she states. "It is no accident that the devastating critique of CNN that came out day after day [last] week resulted in the censorship and permanent suspension of this voice. It's unacceptable; it's a cartel-type behavior," says the founder of Dhillon Law Group.

Dan Gainor of MRC TechWatch says Big Social thinks it's beyond the reach of mere mortals like James O'Keefe – and you.

"Ten different platforms took down Donald Trump while he was President of the United States," Gainor recalls. "Once they decided they could take down the President of the United States – the most powerful man in the world – nothing is stopping them now."

One News Now reported in February that Twitter had permanently suspended the Project Veritas account and locked O'Keefe's account. That was before the three-part CNN exposé last week (Part 1) (Part 2) (Part 3).

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