Shortly after Pinterest permanently banned Live Action for “harmful misinformation”, Twitter proceeded to temporarily suspend Project Veritas for leaks they garnered from Pinterest related to their ideological bias in how they put together what’s essentially blacklists.
According to a tweet from Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe, the Twitter account for Project Veritas was temporarily suspended for a tweet that led to a video involving content that Pinterest had flagged from Ben Shapiro after labeling him as a white supremacist. The suspension took place on June 11th, 2019, but the tweet from O’Keefe was posted up on June 12th, 2019.
Breaking News: Twitter has decided that investigative journalism is in violation of their terms of service – @Project_Veritas has been temporarily suspended from posting for tweeting internal communications from @Pinterest which show them calling @benshapiro a “white supremacist” pic.twitter.com/eJNDWEfanf
— James O’Keefe (@JamesOKeefeIII) June 12, 2019
As noted by The Right Scoop and the image above, Twitter claimed that O’Keefe sharing the information that they uncovered from their investigation was publishing other people’s private information.
This comes shortly on the heels after Project Veritas published an article outing Pinterest for perma-banning Live Action, a pro-life organization, after months of suppressing their content via censorship.
It kind of looks like more and more these social media sites are not only selectively censoring content but also attempting to suppress journalists from exposing their censorial bias being employed behind the scenes.
Combining this with the fact that Google has its own blacklist of sorts and it becomes ever more apparent that big tech are working aggressively to stifle certain kinds of content and prevent people from seeing certain kinds of news.
One would think that as the government is cracking down on them for potential antitrust violations they would instead be focused on trying to reduce the appearance of censorship, but that doesn’t seem to be the case with Twitter and especially not Pinterest.
(Thanks for the news tip KotakuInAction2)