On Sunday, Twitter restored the conservative non-profit investigative journalist organization Project Veritas.
The account was the latest account to regain access to the social media network under new owner Elon Musk.
Project Veritas had its account limited in 2021 for allegedly publishing a video of Facebook Vice President Guy Rosen revealing the social media company devised a mechanism meant to halt comments where hate speech or violence is identified — without checking whether the claimed speech was actually hateful or violent.
Alex Lorusso tweeted the news as it broke:
BREAKING: @Project_Veritas’ Twitter account has been reinstated. pic.twitter.com/9KY37a8vvr
— ALX 🇺🇸 (@alx) November 20, 2022
Musk, who purchased the platform last month, has made many significant structural changes to the firm since taking control of the company.
Since finalizing the $44 billion acquisition last month, Musk has fired senior executives, renamed himself CEO, and fired more than half of the company’s employees.
Hundreds of Twitter employees resigned last week after the company’s new CEO demanded that they agree to “very tough” working conditions going forward and give up some of the luxurious perks they had grow used to enjoying under the previously management.
Despite losing his a significant part of his team, which he had previously complained was too large and disproportionately left-wing ideologically, Musk has promised to lift lifetime bans imposed by the company’s old guard on a number of high profile users.
Several high-profile users, including Donald Trump, Dr. Jordan B. Peterson, Kathy Griffin, and The Babylon Bee, have lately been unbanned by Musk.
Later, in a video, O’Keefe stated that Twitter emphasized the alleged rule-violating Project Veritas post as a video showing the Veritas reporters interrogating Facebook Vice President of Integrity Guy Rosen outside his home.
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