Employees at Twitter may be actively “resisting” President Trump by violating his privacy and the company’s own terms of service.
Project Veritas has released a bombshell video exposing a senior engineer at Twitter who expressed the company’s willingness to share private direct messages from President Trump’s Twitter account with officials from the Department of Justice.
Known for its exposes on journalistic malpractice and left-wing bias, James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas has turned its attention toward tech companies who have since come under fire for an anti-conservative slant.
In a video released on Wednesday night, Twitter senior network engineer Clay Haynes was captured on record stating that the company would be happy to give the president’s private messages to the Justice Department if asked.
Haynes, a self-described “bleeding heart liberal,” told an undercover Project Veritas operative that the company has access to “every single person’s account, every single direct message, deleted direct messages, deleted tweets.”
He told the journalist that he could tell “Exactly who logged in from where, [with] what username and password, when they changed their password,” suggesting that Twitter employees were able to read direct messages even after they are purged by users.
Twitter has since released a statement in response to the video, stating that Haynes “does not speak for Twitter.”
The individual depicted in this video was speaking in a personal capacity and does not represent or speak for Twitter. Twitter only responds to valid legal requests, and does not share any user information with law enforcement without such a request.
Following Project Veritas’ video release, O’Keefe put out a list of alternative information channels in the event that his video is censored on Twitter.
— Project Veritas (@Project_Veritas) January 10, 2018