(Liberty Bell) – Project Veritas has done it again!
In their latest explosive undercover video released on Tuesday, Facebook content moderators discuss specifically targeting Republicans and conservatives for censorship.
In the video, individual content moderators who work for a third-party contractor, Cognizant, openly admit they censor Trump supporters.
The footage also reveals that CNN host Don Lemon was granted an “exception” by Facebook for speech that would be deemed in violation of Facebook’s rules regarding hate speech by a mere pleb.
There is also a shot included of an internal order to the Cognizant team instructing moderators not to censor a video of Lemon saying that white men are “the biggest terror threat in this country.”
“This is implying that white men are terrorists and so would typically violate [Facebook rules against “dehumanizing” speech]. As this is a newsworthy event, FB’s content policy team is allowing a narrow exception for this content on the platform,” a manager told moderators in a November 2018 message, The Daily Caller News Foundation explains.
Project Veritas also released an interview with former Cognizant content moderator Zach McElroy, as well as undercover footage McElroy secretly recorded.
“I’m thinking about, I’m thinking, delete like every Donald Trump post I see on the timeline,” McElroy tells a table full of Cognizant content moderators in another clip. “Oh, okay, I thought I was the only one,” another moderator replies.
Cognizant announced in October 2019 that it would begin winding down its content moderating agreement with Facebook.
Some of the footage obtained by Project Veritas shows Cognizant employees who appear to be more willing to delete content as they near the end of their time working as content moderators.
“You don’t let any go, do you? Like, if you see a conservative post you just get rid of it, right?” the undercover Project Veritas operative asks a content moderator working for Cognizant. “Yes! I don’t give no f*cks, I’ll delete it,” she answers.
“Even if it’s in policy, you’re deleting that, right?” the operative asks.
“Yeah, I don’t give no f*cks. It’s like one week left. What are they gonna do?” she replies.
Another content moderator for Cognizant, in another clip, said that on her last day she wanted to “delete all Republicans.”
“If someone is wearing a MAGA hat, I am going to delete them for terrorism and just going to like go crazy,” she said.
The undercover footage, recorded by Project Veritas operatives and the former content moderator, doesn’t show evidence of a top-down organized system of political discrimination at Facebook. But Project Veritas CEO James O’Keefe says it does show an “anti-conservative culture” that yields anti-conservative results.
Project Veritas is a conservative activist group known for conducting hidden camera investigations.
The group has had mixed results in the past. Project Veritas in November 2019 published a video of ABC News anchor Amy Robach complaining that the network shut down an investigation into Jeffrey Epstein.
The activist group also appeared to get caught in an attempted sting operation targeting Washington Post reporters during the 2017 special election for one of Alabama’s two U.S. Senate seats.
Facebook and Cognizant didn’t immediately return the Daily Caller News Foundation’s requests for comment.