Project Veritas (PV) founder James O'Keefe has struck again with yet another bombshell undercover video which takes direct aim at the political bias, and generally creepy behavior, at Twitter.
In the first video below, an undercover PV journalist records a conversation with a Senior Network Engineer at Twitter, Clay Haynes, who seemingly admits that he would be perfectly happy to share Trump's private 'Direct Messages' with the DOJ without the hassle of a pesky warrant.
PV Journalist: "So, you're not a Trump lover?"
PV Journalist: "Like, we're going to go into nuclear warfare because of him, like, what are you doing at your job to kind of quiet him or to downplay some of the things that he comes up with because, honestly, he's going to get us into so much trouble."
Haynes: "...we're more than happy to help the Department of Justice in their little investigation..."
PV Journalist: "Ok, like how?"
Haynes: "Basically, giving them every single tweet that he's posted. Even the ones he's deleted. Any direct messages, any mentions, oh yeah..."
So @jack do you have any response to this video of your engineer @dark_15 admitting that @Twitter will offer all of @realDonaldTrump's tweets and private DMs "even the ones he's deleted" to @TheJusticeDept? pic.twitter.com/MoaZ9zdDnN— James O'Keefe (@JamesOKeefeIII) January 10, 2018
Meanwhile, in another video Haynes reveals the truly creepy and "actually very terrifying" access that Twitter employees have to your private messages, deleted private messages, location and other profile activities.
Haynes: "So, what we can do on our side is actually very terrifying."
PV Journalist: "Why? What could be terrifying?"
Haynes: "We have full access to every single person's account, every single direct message, deleted direct messages, deleted tweets. I can tell you exactly who logged in from where, what username and password, when they changed their password."
PV Journalist: "Why do you keep it (user data)? I guess I don't get that. I'm not in this field, so I don't get why you keep it. Like, who cares?"
Haynes: "Mostly law enforcement and it also helps us detect a pattern of history. It's very, very dangerous. Also, very, very, creepy Big Brother-ish."
Clay Haynes on the power Twitter employees have: "It's terrifying in my opinion…" "It's very, very dangerous… also it's very creepy Big Brother-ish"— James O'Keefe (@JamesOKeefeIII) January 10, 2018
FULL VIDEO: https://t.co/LQvvdmfkEU pic.twitter.com/j28lvdRD97
Not surprisingly, Twitter responded to the Project Veritas videos in much the same way that the New York Times and Washington Post did...by more or less ignoring the outrageous behavior of their employee while blasting the "deceptive and underhanded tactics" of Project Veritas. Here's Twitter's statement per the International Business Times:
"The individual depicted in this video was speaking in a personal capacity and does not represent or speak for Twitter. Twitter only responds to valid legal requests, and does not share any user information with law enforcement without such a request."
"We deplore the deceptive and underhanded tactics by which this footage was obtained and selectively edited to fit a pre-determined narrative," Twitter’s spokesperson said. "Twitter is committed to enforcing our rules without bias and empowering every voice on our platform, in accordance with the Twitter Rules."
And here is the full video for your viewing pleasure: