Project Veritas reported that its account on Twitter Ads was suspended permanently for “inappropriate content.” In a video posted to Twitter, the organization's founder, James O’Keefe, explained how the censorship occurred.
Twitter recently banned all political ads, except for cause-based ads from nonprofit and for-profit organizations. The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), for example, can still run ads on Twitter. But some conservative sites have not fared as well as the SPLC.
“A few weeks ago,” O’Keefe said, “we tried to do an ad campaign for this recruiting of undercover journalists.” While the ad was fine “at the time,” the Twitter ads team eventually suspended the ad. The team sent an email, dated Nov. 14, to Project Veritas, (which was shared with the Media Research Center (MRC)). It said: “We have determined that the following Tweet cannot be included in your Twitter ads campaigns.” The reason was because of “[i]nappropriate language.”