Latest O'Keefe Video Exposes How Creepy Twitter Really Is: "They're Paid To Look At Your Dick Pics"

Last week, Project Veritas and James O'Keefe dropped the first two parts of their new undercover series which exposed rampant political bias and generally creepy behavior at Twitter.  We covered both of them here:

O'Keefe Strikes Again: Twitter Engineer Admits Willingness To Share Trump DMs Without A Warrant

Project Veritas Exposes Twitter "Shadow Banning", Blocking Opposing Views

Now, earlier this morning, O'Keefe dropped part 3 of the series which takes the Twitter creepiness to a whole new level.  Among other things, four Twitter engineers openly talk about a team of 300-400 people working at Twitter whose sole role is to review your "private" direct messages to create a more complete profile of your personal interests which can be sold to advertisers.

Per the exchange below, Clay Haynes, who was featured in part one of the Twitter exposé, admitted in a January 6, 2018 meeting that Twitter has hired hundreds employees with the express purpose of looking at these “d*ck pics,” stating:

“There’s teams dedicated to it. I mean, we’re talking, we’re talking three or four… at least, three or four hundred people… Yes, they’re paid to look at d*ck pics.”

“I’ve seen way more penises than I’ve ever wanted to see in my life.”

“That’s, yeah… You know, actually… This sounds horrible, but I’m actually glad and fortunate it’s just dicks, it’s just blow job pictures, it’s just that type of stuff.”

Meanwhile, Pranay Singh, a Direct Messaging Engineer for Twitter corroborated Haynes claims and even joked about using someone's private messages for blackmail purposes:

“Everything you send is stored on my server… So all your sex messages and you, like, d*ck pics are on my server now…”

“All your illegitimate wives and, like, all the girls you’ve been f*cking around with, they’re are on my server now… I’m going to send it to your wife, she’s going use it in your divorce.”

“So, what happens is like, you like, write something or post pictures on line, they never go away… Because even after you send them, people are like analyzing them, to see what you are interested in, to see what you are talking about. And they sell that data.”

 

So, just how intrusive is Twitter?  Singh continues...

Twitter Engineer:  "So what happens is, like, when you, like, write stuff of when you post pictures online, they never go away.  Like, they're always on there."

"Even after you send them, people are analyzing them, to see what you're interested in, to see what you're talking about, and they sell that data."

PV Journalist: "They sell it to who, like advertisers?"

Twitter Engineer: "Advertisers..."

PV Journalist: "Wait, you're talking about just regular tweets or the DMs? Or both?"

Twitter Engineer: "Everything. Anything you post online..."

PV Journalist: "Wow. So even what you think is private, direct message..."

Twitter Engineer:  "Yeah, it's all analyzed."

Finally, perhaps no one summarizes this Project Veritas series better than one of Twitter's own engineers: "It is a creepy Big Brother. It’s like a level… I don’t want to say it freaks me out, but it disturbs me."

Comments

Klassenfeind giovanni_f Mon, 01/15/2018 - 15:51 Permalink

"We aren't as creepy as Facebook or Google, but we know some stuff..."

Just imagine how creepy Fakebook and Google are...

What's equally disturbing however, is the typical ZH-user's attitude towards "no regulation," "freedom of enterprise" and let the market sort it out." 

As you can hear from 4:25 in the video, you don't even have to have a Twitter account but they still harvest data from you. The same goes for the Youtube that anyone has clicked in order to watch James O'Keefe's latest video.

This is what you get when you don't regulate anything...

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booboo Klassenfeind Mon, 01/15/2018 - 16:38 Permalink

Ever heard of the SEC? EPA? CFTC? They are some regulating motherfuckers cept'n they don't have any "or else" In other words you are full of shit. The only reason these folks are not regulated is because they are doing government work buzzy. The federal government is the biggest polluter on the planet bar none, do you see any regulating going on? That's right, government and their proxy are not regulated, hence Facebook, Google, et al.

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dirty fingernails booboo Mon, 01/15/2018 - 17:51 Permalink

All completely valid points, yet so is klassified's. You absolutely have to have some degree of regulation because when generating profit, everything else takes the back seat as has been documented endlessly. Yet the regulations are used by the big players to hobble the smaller competitors and don't apply equally to everyone. I don't see a solution to money causing corruption and buying influence.

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jeff montanye shovelhead Mon, 01/15/2018 - 22:56 Permalink

you could and you might. still there is an argument for good government (still miss italics). because the u.s. government has deteriorated so markedly, particularly in this century, it makes it seem as if anything better is impossible. that is why so much depends on this doj inspector general's report and the results that grow out of it. somalia is not much of a recommendation for government by the marketplace or law of the jungle. rule of law, done right, beats rule of man.

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Laowei Gweilo Klassenfeind Mon, 01/15/2018 - 20:23 Permalink

anyone uses Twitter, Facebook, Google for private DMS for ANYTHING remotely 'private' is insane ....

 

At the very least, us g.d. WHATSAPP o.0 something with end-to-end user encryption and no server-side storage.

and gaaaaawd if you really so thristy you gotta sext da dick pics doe, at least use TELEGRAM or SIGNAL (but better yet, just dont lol).

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NidStyles Battlefield USA Mon, 01/15/2018 - 16:25 Permalink

Fascism is the state (the people) determining the operations of the corporations. What we have is hyper-Capitalism where the moneyed interests determine everything.

Not that it matters, as most of you wouldn't be charge of anything anyways.

 

The plus side of all of this surveillance is that these files are permanent, as in they can not be destroyed completely once they are created. Which means there's a trail of evidence for criminal acts that the NSA is holding onto somewhere. If you're aware of how to use the FOIA and the dates and locations of said incidents, you can easily retrieve the evidence and put the perpetrators in prison for a very long time.

The cops love hearing that, because asset forfeiture, and if you're one of the victims of this sort of bullying, odds are that you're not the one with all of the assets to be seized.

 

Checkmate faggots, gotcha.

 

Someone owes me a shit load of money.

 

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techpriest NidStyles Mon, 01/15/2018 - 18:30 Permalink

I know I can get annoying with terminology, but we might need new words to separate what I call the "two capitalisms."

The first is corporatism, which is the idea that the modern American/Western corporation is the greatest and most efficient of all economic engines, and all of society should be made to resemble these corporations. This is in fact a tyrannical thing, as corporations rely on predictability, which requires conformity.

The second might be called "economic naturalism," which recommends that people have the freedom to make their own decisions, even if you might consider some of these to be bad decisions. Further, this is an evolutionary approach which is routinely building up and tearing down systems - corporations can exist only as long as people feel they are doing a good enough job serving them, otherwise people stop buying from a given corporation and it disappears.

The former is pretending to be the latter, in terms of the word "capitalism." In reality, the modern corporation would only take up a small part of the larger ecosystem if it were not for dehumanizing institutions like the SJW-promoting universities, the conformity-focused public schools, and so on.

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FractionalRese… hxc Tue, 01/16/2018 - 12:55 Permalink

I see far too many calling themselves Libertarian (with no idea of just war or NAP concepts)...  they're mainly just Republicans or Democrats that are so upset and embarrassed by their parties (or specific politicians) that they refer to themselves as Libertarians, but are far from it.  The same goes for Republicans with small gov or John Galt stickers on their cars....  Or Democrats with bumper stickers talking about being antiwar, or pro civil liberties....  please.

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FractionalRese… techpriest Tue, 01/16/2018 - 12:51 Permalink

Exactly.  People need to understand the difference between CORPORTISM (what we have in America and many other parts of the world) and true free-market capitilism, which we haven't had since at least 1913 since the central bank can bail out or benefit sectors or specific companies (not capitalism) nor is "corporations are people" where they can lobb... *cough, cough* bribe politicians.

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SilverDOG RAT005 Mon, 01/15/2018 - 14:55 Permalink

Jesus, I thought "like" was almost dead as an "uhm".

My peeve is "No" before agreeing with what has been said.

If you listen for it be cautious as one may begin reaching for their own hair removal or a weapon.

The prevalence of negating what has been said, is massive, insulting, and retarded.

Parallel to this, the same individuals includes "Y'know" a multitude of times within

sentences y'know, preface to y'know, and y'know y'know right?

I do not hesitate to say sharply, "If I already know what you are saying, stop speaking."

I am not kidding.

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NiggaPleeze BokkeDavola Mon, 01/15/2018 - 14:18 Permalink

 

Other social media would include the Hedge, right?  Lots of third part websites, including Google and FB, get beacons when you visit a Hedge page.  Including the comment page, at least for Google.  How hard is it for Google to figure out which posts you made?

People already noted 10 years ago there's no privacy on the internet.  Anyone who thought their Twitter DMs, or their ZH/Infowars/Unz posts (all of which send beacons to Google), are private are idiots.

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