Video hosting platform Vimeo - whose CEO contributed to the 2016 Clinton campaign - has completely banned Project Veritas over a viral video of a surreptitiously recorded Google employee admitting that the search giant is training its algorithms to to avoid the "next Trump situation," raising questions of 2020 election meddling.
🚨🚨🚨 BREAKING @Vimeo has REMOVED Project Veritas saying: "You cannot upload videos that are hateful, defamatory, or discriminatory." Perhaps we embarrassed @Google but NOTHING we said was hateful, defamatory, or discriminatory. They're trying to erase us from the internet. pic.twitter.com/mBfmeHo4i0— Project Veritas (@Project_Veritas) June 26, 2019
BREAKING UPDATE: @Vimeo has BANNED our account days after @YouTube PULLED our video. They keep citing "privacy violations." BEING EMBARRASSED BY LEGITIMATE INVESTIGATE JOURNALISM is not a "privacy violation." Video STILL ON BITCHUTE. DOWNLOAD + SHARE: https://t.co/chDsGF0QCk pic.twitter.com/HSrcJjaZ4H— James O'Keefe (@JamesOKeefeIII) June 26, 2019
The Google employee, Jen Gennai, claims that she was referring to election meddling in terms of preventing another "Trump situation," however the Department of Justice is on recrord saying that Russian attempts to influence the 2016 US election did not alter the outcome.
Google Exec Jen Gennai on Hidden Cam says @ewarren is "very misguided" on big tech break-up, "smaller companies who don't have the same resources that we do will be charged with preventing the next @realdonaldtrump situation, it's like a small company cannot do that." #DemDebate pic.twitter.com/9oFCxdpq3i— James O'Keefe (@JamesOKeefeIII) June 26, 2019
On Wednesday, Veritas tweeted a list of big tech companies and their responses to various exposés, asking "DO THINK BIG TECH IS WORKING TOGETHER?"
1. @YouTube bans @Pinterest investigation— Project Veritas (@Project_Veritas) June 26, 2019
2. @Twitter suspends Veritas for Pinterest story
3. @reddit bans Project Veritas
4. @YouTube bans @Google investigation
5. @Vimeo removes Project Veritas account
DO THINK BIG TECH IS WORKING TOGETHER?
Meanwhile, for content creators worried about YouTube or Vimeo arbitrarily demonetizing or otherwise deplatforming them, check out BitChute, which has created a method to automatically transfer YouTube videos to the platform.