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Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe has fired back at Twitter over a newly-announced policy prohibiting sharing images or videos of people without their consent.

Breitbart explains:

Just one day after Jack Dorsey was replaced as the CEO of Twitter by the company’s former CTO, Parag Agrawal, the platform has banned the sharing of any images or videos of people without their explicit consent. The far-left company stated:  “The misuse of private media can affect everyone, but can have a disproportionate effect on women, activists, dissidents, and members of minority communities.”

Twitter has banned the sharing of photos and videos of people without their consent, stating that: “The misuse of private media can affect everyone, but can have a disproportionate effect on women, activists, dissidents, and members of minority communities.”

“With this policy, Twitter is essentially banning journalism,” declared Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe in a video he posted on Friday.

“Here’s the thing,” he explained. “Good journalism requires  publishing what someone else doesn’t want published, making public disclosures others want kept secret for the wrong reasons. Anything else you do is just public relations – and public relations is not journalism.”

O’Keefe argued that a recording device is simply a sophisticated note-taking device.

WATCH O’Keefe’s full video statement below, as he argues why Twitter’s new policy is wrong.

Last week, Twitter posted the following announcement:

Sharing images is an important part of folks’ experience on Twitter. People should have a choice in determining whether or not a photo is shared publicly. To that end we are expanding the scope of our Private Information Policy. Thread

Beginning today, we will not allow the sharing of private media, such as images or videos of private individuals without their consent. Publishing people’s private info is also prohibited under the policy, as is threatening or incentivizing others to do so.

Let’s unpack what this means. This policy update will help curb the misuse of media to harass, intimidate, and reveal the identities of private individuals, which disproportionately impacts women, activists, dissidents, and members of minority communities.

Images/videos that show people participating in public events (like large scale protests, sporting events, etc.) would generally not violate this policy.

To be clear, we require a first-person report of the photo/video in question (or from an authorized representative). After we receive a report, that particular media will be reviewed before any enforcement action is taken.

Context matters. Our existing private information policy includes many exceptions in order to enable robust reporting on newsworthy events and conversations that are in the public interest.

We will take into consideration whether the image is publicly available and/or is being covered by journalists—or if a particular image and the accompanying Tweet text adds value to the public discourse—is being shared in public interest or is relevant to the community.

Others hit back at Twitter’s new rules also.

Nick Short of the Claremont Institute shared a post by the FBI, which includes photos of people who participated in the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol, and asked, “So is this not a violation of your new policy or…?”

Comedian Tim Young wrote, “Sooo….. under this policy, the FBI would not have had the ability to search for January 6 people on here…. local law enforcement can’t post images of criminals they’re searching for… and missing children’s images can’t be posted to help find them… got it.”

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8 COMMENTS

  1. So in other words, anything a conservative posts is banned but ir a liberial post the same or simular post its perfectly fine.

  2. Twitter only supports the criminals and radical left…
    All the good decent people need to walk away from Twitter or come together and sue them if you think you would win.
    I never joined Twitter and never will.

  3. Good point but he post all over his videos telegram. rumble. gattr . bitchut. Gab ..im all over these sites.i don’t post anything on fb nor twitter.hell Twitter band my butt along time ago .not missing anything .Trump isn’t on it so they did me a favor. Just made me fellow trump on other sites as I mentioned.

  4. I think good people of America should delete their accounts simultaneously across the USA
    Get a movement going and plan a nation wide deletion
    Then step back and watch the BEAST bite and devour each other

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