Twitter suspends project veritas account for violating privacy

Twitter Inc said on Thursday it suspended the account of U.S. conservative activist group Project Veritas for repeated violations of its private information policy, which prohibits sharing, or threatening to share, others’ private information without consent.

The social media company also temporarily locked the accountof the group’s founder, James O’Keefe, for violating the samepolicy, a Twitter spokeswoman said in a statement.

Project Veritas said in a public Telegram post that theTweet that led to the suspension was a video of one of theirjournalists asking Facebook’s VP of integrity Guy Rosen aquestion about censorship.

Twitter said O’Keefe was required to delete the violativeTweet to regain access to his personal account. He posted avideo on Twitter of him doing that.