Project Veritas officially files a lawsuit against CNN, as promised
As a result, Twitter banned Project Veritas and its founder James O’Keefe. The social media platform claimed that there were “repeated violations of Twitter’s policies prohibiting the sharing of other people’s private information without consent.” Which, in the lawsuit, its lawyers do not deny. “
Then, O’Keefe swore to also sue Twitter himself for falsely banning him. Twitter claimed he had operated false accounts, but O’Keefe denies the allegation.
Next, CNN made no comment on the matter, and as far as anyone knows Charlie Chester is still employed with the network. But, their host Ana Cabrera went on to falsely claim that Project Veritas was banned for spreading misinformation. Previously, on April 11th, she’d tweeted the true reason for the ban, but went on to criticize Project Veritas. The company is suing her for comments she made on April 15th.
O’Keefe appeared on Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo to say that he is confident that his company will win the lawsuit.
“I think a lot of people need to start suing the media for defamation,” O’Keefe said. “It’s disgraceful what they’re doing, it’s disgusting.”
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