This week, the conservative watchdog group Project Veritas released material showing that American tax dollars helped fund gain-of-function research at China’s Wuhan Institute of Virology, along with other damning revelations.
Yet, rather than laud the organization’s journalistic work, Twitter has instead responded by suspending its account, taking similar actions as they’ve taken in the past against anyone who dares question the great Dr. Fauci or anything COVID-19-related.
The controversy began when Project Veritas uploaded a video to YouTube on Monday featuring documents that undercut previous claims made by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases head Dr. Anthony Fauci.
“Project Veritas has obtained never before seen military documents regarding the origins of COVID-19, gain of function research, vaccines, potential treatments which have been suppressed, and the government’s effort to conceal all of this,” group founder James O’Keefe can be heard saying.
Did Fauci lie under oath?
“Dr. Anthony Fauci has testified, stating that the U.S. government was never involved in gain of function research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology,” O’Keefe continued.
“That assertion is based on the NIH’s (National Institute of Health) definition of fain of function,” he explained before adding, “However, the documents we have obtained refute that.”
He added: “The documents in question stem from a report at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, better known as DARPA, which were hidden in a top secret share drive.”
A Twitter account belonging to Republican members of the House Oversight Committee later released a tweet citing similar documents as those cited by Project Veritas. “We’ve released never before seen emails showing Dr. Fauci may have concealed information about #COVID19 originating from the Wuhan lab & intentionally downplayed the lab leak theory,” it read.
However, the release of that information apparently didn’t go over well with Twitter, which the company quickly demonstrated.
Conservative journalist Jack Posobiec announced that Project Veritas’ director of social media and communications, Eric Spracklen, had his account permanently suspended shortly after the video was released.
Spracklen later confirmed the suspension via a post on the alternative social media platform GETTR, declaring, “Twitter has PERMANENTLY SUSPENDED my account for journalism.”