Project Veritas

Sensitive Filter

Twitter censors Project Veritas account just after reinstating it: Twitter finally restored the account of investigative outlet Project Veritas after it had been previously banned for nearly two years. To celebrate, founder James O'Keefe recorded a short video that was tweeted from  the account along with a statement thanking new Twitter own Elon Musk. However, the video that accompanied the tweet was censored with a sensitive content filter. The video featured O'Keefe discussing the outlet's ban from Twitter and recent reinstatement, and teased an upcoming video by showing a short clip of an alleged whistleblower from the Department of Health and Human Services discussing the treatment of unaccompanied minors crossing the U.S. border illegally. Twitter placed a sensitive content filter over the video. Such filters do not allow users on the mobile app who have the sensitive filter enabled on their profile, the default setting, to view the filtered content at all. On the web version of Twitter, users must click through the sensitive content interstitial in order to view the filtered content. Not only do such filters give the impression of inappropriate content, they reduce user interaction with content.