by Chris White, The Daily Caller:
Twitter temporarily suspended Project Veritas’s account Wednesday after the group published internal documents from Pinterest and alleged they show the company suppressing a pro-life organization.
Project Veritas shared documents Tuesday on Twitter showing that Pinterest monitored Live Action and alleged it was an attempt to censor the pro-life group. Veritas reported that a whistleblower said a Pinterest staffer allegedly added LiveAction.org to a Pinterest “pornography block list.” LiveAction received an email Tuesday morning announcing that the group had been banned.
Twitter blocked Veritas from tweeting, retweeting and using other features for posting some of the documents. A Twitter employee with knowledge of the situation told The Daily Caller News Foundation the account violated policies preventing users from publishing “other people’s private information.” (RELATED: Pinterest Labels Live Action Content As Pornography — Then Bans The Pro-Life Group From Pinterest)
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) 12 June 2019
“Project Veritas will continue publishing information of national public interest. Twitter should not make news decisions on America’s behalf,” Veritas spokesman Marco Bruno said in a statement to TheDCNF.
He also said the tweet, which Veritas has since removed, contained a reference to a Pinterest employee calling conservative pundit Ben Shapiro a “white supremacist.” The Pinterest insider told Veritas that employees inside Pinterest were suppressing content mentioning Shapiro.