Project Veritas Founder Sues Twitter For Defamation After Ban

Law360 (April 19, 2021, 9:32 PM EDT) -- James O'Keefe III, founder of the controversial nonprofit organization Project Veritas, hit Twitter with a lawsuit in New York state court Monday, alleging the social media company defamed him by falsely accusing him of "operating fake accounts" to justify banning him from the platform.

In a 16-page complaint, O'Keefe, who describes himself as an investigative journalist, claims Twitter improperly shut down his Twitter account, which had nearly a million followers, on April 15 and banned him from the platform based on the alleged defamatory and false claim that he ran multiple bogus accounts.

"Twitter's published claim that Mr. O'Keefe 'operated fake...

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