3: Prominent Conservatives Are Targeted
It’s not hard to guess which “shitty people,” Hassan is referring to. Project Veritas’ in-depth reporting has confirmed suspicions and reports that Breitbart Tech has made for some time, the investigative journalism of the Project Veritas team can be watched in full below.
I’m in Trust and Safety, I do all the policy work, safety policy. I do… I’m in a controversial team. I’m the team everyone says a lot about, yeah.
Just go to a random tweet, and just look at the followers. They’ll all be like, guns, God, ‘Merica, like, and with the American flag and, like, the cross… Like, who says that? Who talks like that? It’s for sure a bot.
This was confirmed by the Twitter’s Policy Manager, Olinda Hassan, who said that the company was working on preventing certain Twitter users from appearing in users timelines:
Pranay Singh, a direct messaging engineer at Twitter who spoke on camera in Project Veritas’ latest report, revealed that conservative accounts are actually targeted en-masse using machine learning. When a Project Veritas journalist asked Singh how Twitter staff can tell if an account is a bot or a normal person, Singh replied,
Here are just a few of the reports Breitbart News has published that Veritas has now confirmed,
According to the source, Twitter maintains a ‘whitelist’ of favored Twitter accounts and a ‘blacklist’ of unfavored accounts. Accounts on the whitelist are prioritized in search results, even if they’re not the most popular among users. Meanwhile, accounts on the blacklist have their posts hidden from both search results and other users’ timelines.