Project Veritas has been censored by big tech once again in the wake of publishing its investigative report into Google’s biased artificial intelligence (AI). This time video hosting platform Vimeo has terminated Project Veritas’ account for supposedly “uploading videos that are hateful, defamatory, or discriminatory.”
The head of Project Veritas James O’Keefe broke the news on Twitter and shared the email he received from Vimeo about the account removal.
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 section describing the reason for the Project Veritas Vimeo account termination says:
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“Your account has been removed by the Vimeo Staff for violating our Guidelines.
Reason: You cannot upload videos that are hateful, defamatory, or discriminatory.”
As is often the case when big tech companies censor content under subjective labels such as “hateful, defamatory, or discriminatory,” Vimeo hasn’t specified which videos supposedly violate its guidelines or how these videos have supposedly violated its guidelines. However, it’s likely that Vimeo is referring to Project Veritas’ recent report on Google using its AI to suppress certain types of content. Project Veritas started promoting its Vimeo account on Twitter on July 24 and this is the only Vimeo video it’s linked to from Twitter.
This Vimeo account takedown comes after Project Veritas has faced huge censorship since it published the Google report. First, Project Veritas realized its Reddit account had been suspended shortly after publishing the report on other platforms. Then YouTube removed the video less than a day after it was published, citing questionable privacy complaints.
Project Veritas’ attorneys have responded to this mass censorship and sent a letter to YouTube demanding that it restores the video.
The video is still up on BitChute where it has racked up over 200,000 views.