James O'Keefe files defamation lawsuit against Twitter, tech giant silent on details of his suspension

This is a defamation action arising from the publication of a false and defamatory statement by Twitter on April 15, 2021 concerning its decision that day to ban Plaintiff James O’Keefe, an investigative journalist followed by over 926,000 Twitter users as of the time he was banned,” the lawsuit reads. “Twitter’s false and defamatory claim was that it removed Mr. O’Keefe because he ‘operated fake accounts’ … Twitter’s published claim that Mr. O’Keefe ‘operat[ed] fake accountsis patently and demonstrably false.

La causa, which was filed in Westchester County, New York, outlines Project Veritas’ #ExposeCNN campaign that dominated Twitter last week. Project Veritas published videos of a CNN staffer making claims about the network’s overt bias and political motivations to an undercover journalist. The filing noted that the videos were “trend #2 on Twitter in the United States.

The filing also stressed that Twitter made statements to journalists about O’Keefe’s suspensionmore than half an hour before communicating this information to Mr. O’Keefe.

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