Project Veritas, the right-wing group known for its deceptively edited videos, was suspended from Twitter on Thursday. The outlet, perhaps best known for attempting to dupe The Washington Post regarding then-Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore in 2017, has close ties with the Trump family and other top Republican donors. James O’Keefe, the founder of Project Veritas, also had his account suspended. A Twitter spokesperson said the Project Veritas account was “permanently suspended for repeated violations of Twitter’s private information policy,” whereas O’Keefe’s account was “temporarily locked” for violating the policy, pending the deletion of a tweet. The spokesperson did not immediately respond to a request for comment on what the tweet was.
UPDATE 2/12/21: After publication, an attorney for Project Veritas strenuously denied that it is a right wing or otherwise partisan organization, or that it had ever deceptively edited video or attempted to dupe the Washington Post.
UPDATE 3/8/21: This article has been updated to remove the suggestion that Project Veritas had attempted to dupe the Washington Post into publishing false information about then-Senate candidate Roy Moore. The goal instead was to dupe the Post reporter into revealing any political biases.