Undercover journalism organization Project Veritas has announced that online video platform Vimeo has banned its account following its explosive report exposing a top Google executive discussing ways to influence the 2020 election.
In a tweet yesterday, Veritas writes, “BREAKING @Vimeo has REMOVED Project Veritas saying: “You cannot upload videos that are hateful, defamatory, or discriminatory.” Perhaps we embarrassed @Google but NOTHING we said was hateful, defamatory, or discriminatory. They’re trying to erase us from the internet.”
In the Project Veritas video, Jen Gennai, Google’s head of “Responsible Innovation” is caught on camera saying the company has been working diligently to “prevent” a repeat of the 2016 election in 2020.
“We all got screwed over in 2016, again it wasn’t just us, it was, the people got screwed over, the news media got screwed over, like, everybody got screwed over so we’re rapidly been like, what happened there and how do we prevent it from happening again,” she says in the footage.
“We’re also training our algorithms, like, if 2016 happened again, would we have, would the outcome be different?” she says in the footage.
Gennai also warned against Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-MA) plan to break up the tech company because “all these smaller companies who don’t have the same resources that we do will be charged with preventing the next Trump situation, it’s like a small company cannot do that.”
YouTube, which is owned by Google, also removed Project Veritas’ video:
— James O'Keefe (@JamesOKeefeIII) June 25, 2019