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Founder of Project Veritas Files Defamation Lawsuit Against Twitter

James O’Keefe, the right-wing founder of Project Veritas, filed a defamation lawsuit against Twitter Monday afternoon, claiming the social media giant falsely accused him of operating fake accounts when it permanently banned him from the platform last week.

O’Keefe’s lawsuit comes just four days after Twitter suspended O’Keefe’s account and claimed he violated its platform manipulation rules, which bar users from setting up false accounts or using multiple accounts to “artificially amplify or disrupt conversations.”

In a legal complaint Project Veritas says was filed Monday, O’Keefe said he didn’t operate fake accounts, insisting Twitter’s statements on his ban are “extremely damaging to his reputation” and undermine his investigative work.

Read the source article at forbes.com

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