Last week Project Veritas, an investigative journalism outlet that focuses on undercover video, released a video featuring Twitter engineers admitting they purposefully singled-out conservatives and silenced them via shadowbanning.
Well, as it turns out, that’s only the tip of the iceberg. Apparently Twitter is up to some really shady stuff, as a second video from James O’Keefe reveals that these same engineers also sift through and store private information which includes “sex messages” and other adult oriented content.
Now, granted, no one should be using any social media platform for the gratification of sexual sin, but at the end of the day, the fact they can store these pieces of information is very disconcerting for obvious reasons.
Here’s what Project Veritas had to say about the video:
Project Veritas has released undercover footage of Twitter Engineers and employees admitting that Twitter employees view”everything you post” on their servers, including private “sex messages,” and “d*ck pics.” The engineers also admit that Twitter analyzes this information to create a “virtual profile” of you which they sell to advertisers.
Pranay Singh, Twitter Engineer, Says “All your sex messages… d*ck pics… like, all the girls you’ve been f*cking around with, they’re are on my server now…” #AmericanPravda #DickPics pic.twitter.com/p0iMgfY3WB
— James O’Keefe (@JamesOKeefeIII) January 15, 2018
Here’s the full video:
When the accusation was made that Twitter could technically share President Trump’s direct messages, the social media platform wasted no time responding.
via Fox News:
Twitter pushed back on a Project Veritas video in which one of its engineers claims that the tech giant is “more than happy” to help investigators probing connections between President Trump and Russia.
Project Veritas, which was founded by James O’Keefe and posts edited undercover videos that are often doctored, recently published a new video with Clay Haynes, a senior network security engineer at Twitter. During the video, Haynes discusses the company’s access to user information and expresses his willingness to assist with a Justice Department investigation into Trump’s Russia ties.
In one of the meetings, Haynes says that Twitter is “more than happy to help the Department of Justice in their little investigation” by providing them with “every single tweet that [Trump] has posted, even the ones he’s deleted. Any direct messages, any mentions.”
However, a Twitter spokesperson told Fox News on Thursday that Haynes does not speak for the company and clarified the tech giant’s policy around accessing users’ direct messages and other issues raised by the video.
“Twitter only responds to valid legal requests, and does not share any user information with law enforcement without such a request,” the spokesperson said.
What makes all of this so scary is that Twitter could save private information and somehow use that against individuals they didn’t like or didn’t agree with politically, whether that material be used to get someone fired from their position, blackmailed, or doxxed.
This should be a violation of the company’s own terms of service, but that seems to matter little to the folks calling the shots at Twitter.
The big takeaway from all of this is to be cautious with what you post on social media because it could end stored away on someone’s server somewhere just waiting to be unleashed against you as a tool to keep you quiet.