Following a permanent suspension by Twitter, Project Veritas founder and CEO James O’Keefe will be suing the Big Tech “platform” for defamation. The lawsuit will be filed on Monday, according to O’Keefe.
“I am suing Twitter for defamation because they said I, James O’Keefe, ‘operated fake accounts.’ This is false, this is defamatory, and they will pay. Section 230 may have protected them before, but it will not protect them from me. The complaint will be filed Monday.”
BREAKING: James O’Keefe announces he is suing Twitter pic.twitter.com/UD44YoTbv5
— Jack Posobiec (@JackPosobiec) April 15, 2021
Twitter has been protected for years under Section 230 of the U.S. Code, preventing them from being sued for the content that goes on their site. But there have been vulnerabilities to their protection exposed in recent months with lawsuits moving forward despite Section 230. O’Keefe hopes to find similarly exposed parts with the most likely case being suing the company for what they have said about him, not what was posted on the platform itself.
This follows a lawsuit a series of lawsuits planned against CNN, though for unrelated reasons. According to MSN:
Controversial undercover journalist and scourge of the left James O’Keefe appears to be waging a full-scale war on CNN that includes not only the undercover videos he is known for, but also a series of planned lawsuits against the news network and its anchors over issues that may not even involve him or his nonprofit organization, Project Veritas.
O’Keefe told Newsweek he will soon sue CNN and two of its journalists, Brian Stelter and Ana Cabrera, for defamation in a report about Twitter permanently banning Project Veritas.
The February segment featured Cabrera accusing Project Veritas of “promoting misinformation” and calling the group a “conservative action-ist, activist,” none of which O’Keefe says is true. Twitter reportedly banned Project Veritas over an anti-doxxing policy after the group confronted a Facebook executive outside of his home. In the same February segment, Stelter claimed Project Veritas violated “multiple rules.”
Meanwhile, O’Keefe posted video of CNN allegedly confronting a woman outside of her home and accusing her of “being a Russian troll,” as O’Keefe puts it, to show that CNN may have allegedly violated the same Twitter policy. The video includes a phone conversation between a legal representative of Project Veritas and CNN technology reporter Brian Fung, who accurately reported why the group was banned by Twitter, with O’Keefe intoning that either Fung is correct, or Cabrera is, though they are on the same network.
O’Keefe and Project Veritas have had a good track record of getting corrections made in mainstream media reports, but their moves against Big Tech sites have thus far been unsuccessful. The organization’s Twitter account was banned in February and remains so, though no lawsuit was filed against them. This time, O’Keefe believes he can sue and win in court.
The latest topic of their investigative reports is CNN. Multiple recordings of technical director Charlie Chester reveal shocking practices at the news network. Chester acknowledged that they engage in fearmongering to drive up ratings, that they actively worked against President Trump and now Congressman Matt Gaetz to drive propaganda, and they selectively report on hot topics like anti-Asian-American hate crimes to go along with their narrative.
Here are the three videos that have been released so far:
PART 1: CNN Director ADMITS Network Engaged in ‘Propaganda’ to Remove Trump from Presidency
PART 2: CNN Director Reveals That Network Practices ‘Art of Manipulation’ to ‘Change The World’
PART 3: Chester Says CNN ‘Trying To Help’ Black Lives Matter By Protecting Group’s Narrative On Race
These are tricky waters with Section 230 protections on Twitter’s side, but James O’Keefe is not suing over their platform. He’s suing over their defaming statements. There’s a good chance he can get around their government-provided shielding.
‘The Purge’ by Big Tech targets conservatives, including us
Just when we thought the Covid-19 lockdowns were ending and our ability to stay afloat was improving, censorship reared its ugly head.
For the last few months, NOQ Report has appealed to our readers for assistance in staying afloat through Covid-19 lockdowns. The downturn in the economy has limited our ability to generate proper ad revenue just as our traffic was skyrocketing. We had our first sustained stretch of three months with over a million visitors in November, December, and January, but February saw a dip.
It wasn’t just the shortened month. We expected that. We also expected the continuation of dropping traffic from “woke” Big Tech companies like Google, Facebook, and Twitter, but it has actually been much worse than anticipated. Our Twitter account was banned. One of our YouTube accounts was banned and another has been suspended. Facebook “fact-checks” everything we post. Spotify canceled us. Why? Because we believe in the truth prevailing, and that means we will continue to discuss “taboo” topics.
The 2020 presidential election was stolen. You can’t say that on Big Tech platforms without risking cancelation, but we’d rather get cancelled for telling the truth rather than staying around to repeat mainstream media’s lies. They have been covering it up since before the election and they’ve convinced the vast majority of conservative news outlets that they will be harmed if they continue to discuss voter fraud. We refuse to back down. The truth is the truth.
The lies associated with Covid-19 are only slightly more prevalent than the suppression of valid scientific information that runs counter to the prescribed narrative. We should be allowed to ask questions about the vaccines, for example, as there is ample evidence for concern. One does not have to be an “anti-vaxxer” in order to want answers about vaccines that are still considered experimental and that have a track record in a short period of time of having side-effects. These questions are not allowed on Big Tech which is just another reason we are getting cancelled.
There are more topics that they refuse to allow. In turn, we refuse to stop discussing them. This is why we desperately need your help. The best way NOQ Report readers can help is to donate. Our Giving Fuel page makes it easy to donate one-time or monthly. Alternatively, you can donate through PayPal as well. We are on track to be short by about $5300 per month in order to maintain operations.
The second way to help is to become a partner. We’ve strongly considered seeking angel investors in the past but because we were paying the bills, it didn’t seem necessary. Now, we’re struggling to pay the bills. We had 5,657,724 sessions on our website from November, 2020, through February, 2021. Our intention is to elevate that to higher levels this year by focusing on a strategy that relies on free speech rather than being beholden to progressive Big Tech companies.
During that four-month stretch, Twitter and Facebook accounted for about 20% of our traffic. We are actively working on operating as if that traffic is zero, replacing it with platforms that operate more freely such as Gab, Parler, and others. While we were never as dependent on Big Tech as most conservative sites, we’d like to be completely free from them. That doesn’t mean we will block them, but we refuse to be beholden to companies that absolutely despise us simply because of our political ideology.
We’re heading in the right direction and we believe we’re ready talk to patriotic investors who want to not only “get in on the action” but more importantly who want to help America hear the truth. Interested investors should contact me directly with the contact button above.
As the world spirals towards radical progressivism, the need for truthful journalism has never been greater. But in these times, we need as many conservative media voices as possible. Please help keep NOQ Report going.