By one of those stunning coincidences that just keep happening on the unbiased social media site Twitter, right after James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas released a series of bombshell undercover videos showing a CNN employee admitting that they’re a Democrat propaganda organ, Twitter permanently suspended O’Keefe’s accounts for, like, totally unrelated reasons.
Twitter claimed that O’Keefe’s suspension had nothing to do with him exposing CNN. No, they accused him of operating multiple accounts. A spokesperson told Fox News, “You can’t mislead others on Twitter by operating fake accounts” and “you can’t artificially amplify or disrupt conversations through the use of multiple accounts."
Conservatives, including Donald Trump Jr., aren’t buying that. They say this is another example of Twitter running interference for the Democrats by silencing someone whose reporting made them look bad.
For his part, O’Keefe categorically denied the accusation and issued this statement by text:
“I’m suing Twitter for defamation because they said I, James O’Keefe, ‘operated fake accounts.’ This is false, this is defamatory, and they will pay. Section 230 may have protected them before, but it will not protect them from me. The complaint will be filed Monday.”
More power to him. Since Democrats took power, social media sites have become brazen in their disregard for the Section 230 requirement that they act as impartial platforms or lose their protection from lawsuits. They assume that the Democrats will never enforce the law as long as the violations benefit them. But I’ve been urging victims to file lawsuits and put the issue before judges. O’Keefe has a track record of winning in court against powerful media organizations. If it’s true that Twitter shut down his accounts over a false accusation, I hope he ends up owning the company.
In fact, I hope he ends up owning Twitter no matter what. Having someone in charge who believes in unfettered free speech and freedom of the press could only be a vast improvement.