Twitter confirmed Thursday that the far-right group Project Veritas was permanently suspended from their social media site after repeated violations of the terms of service. The founder of the group, James O'Keefe, must delete his latest tweet before he can continue with the website.
Digital consultant Melissa Ryan captured the suspension:
When did this happen? https://t.co/39ElC5UEXD— Melissa Ryan (@Melissa Ryan)1613071369.0
Twitter's spokesperson told New York Times tech reporter Davey Alba: "The account, @Project_Veritas, was permanently suspended for repeated violations of Twitter's private information policy. The account, @JamesOKeefeIII, was temporarily locked for violating our private information policy. The account owner is required to delete the violated Tweet to regain access to their account."
Deleting my last tweet re: @Project_Veritas account suspension to update the latest statement Twitter gave me. https://t.co/1djP11znbB— Davey Alba (@Davey Alba)1613073942.0