Twitter reinstated the non-profit investigative journalism enterprise Project Veritas on Sunday, making it the latest account to have access again to the social media platform under its new owner Elon Musk.
Officials restricted Project Veritas in 2021 for allegedly posting a video showing Facebook Vice President Guy Rosen admitting the social media platform built a system designed to freeze commenting where hate speech or violence is detected — without confirming if the alleged speech was hateful or violent.
Alex Lorusso, the executive producer of “The Benny Report” on Newsmax, who was also recently reinstated on Twitter, posted the news as it broke.
— ALX 🇺🇸 (@alx) November 20, 2022
“God bless @Project_Veritas for their work exposing Twitter when @ElonMusk was in the early stages of buying the platform,” Lorusso wrote.
Musk, who acquired the platform last month, has made several changes to the company’s structure. Since solidifying the $44 billion purchase last month, Musk has eliminated senior management officials, dubbed himself CEO, and dismissed more than half of the company’s staff.
Hundreds of employees at Twitter resigned from the company last week after the new CEO demanded that they commit to “extremely hardcore” working conditions to remain employed.
Despite losing his staff, who he has said is too large and disproportionately skews left-wing politically, Musk vowed to reverse lifetime bans for Twitter users kicked off under the company’s old guard.
“I think it’s essential to have free speech and for us to be able to communicate freely,” Musk said in a leaked video posted by Project Veritas last summer. “If there are multiple opinions — but just make sure we’re not sort of driving the narrative.”
“In order for people to have trust in Twitter — I think it’s extremely important that there’ll be transparency,” Musk added.
Musk has recently unbanned several high-profile users such as Donald Trump, Dr. Jordan B. Peterson, Kathy Griffin, and The Babylon Bee.
With his latest move to unlock Project Veritas’ account, other users like Republican Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene, Steve Bannon, Alex Jones, Milo Yiannopoulos, and Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe still remain in Twitter jail.
Twitter permanently banned the account of the O’Keefe last year for allegedly sharing “private information” without consent.
O’Keefe later said in a video that Twitter highlighted the apparent rule-violating post from Project Veritas as a video showing the Veritas reporters questioning Facebook Vice President of Integrity Guy Rosen outside his home.