A newly released Project Veritas Video from within Facebook reveals an explosive conversation detailing attempts to silence conservative voices on the tech platform.
Facebook content moderators discussed using their positions to censor Republicans and conservatives in the undercover video.
The video shows individual Facebook content moderators expressing a certain eagerness to silence supporters of the President. The moderators worked for a third party contractor, Cognizant.
The footage also shows that CNN host Don Lemon was granted an “exception” by a Facebook for speech that would have otherwise violated Facebook’s rules against hate speech. It includes a
shot 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.
“Our reviewers work hard to keep our platform safe for billions of users every day,” a Facebook spokesperson told the Daily Caller News Foundation in a statement. “The reviewers’ decisions are regularly evaluated to ensure our policies are applied fairly and accurately. We do not promote political viewpoints of any stripe and the comments included in this video are not consistent with our policies.”
Project Veritas also released an interview with former Cognizant content moderator Zach McElroy, as well as undercover footage McElroy secretly recorded in which the moderators discussing deleting every single mention of President Trump.
“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.
In late 2019 Cognizant announced that it would begin to slow its content moderating agreement with Facebook, prompting some employees to abandon any sort of discretion as they had no care in the world recklessly censoring people in the last days of the partnership.
“You don’t let any go, do you? Like, if you see a conservative post you just get rid of it, right?” a Project Veritas operative asks a content moderator working for Cognizant. “Yes! I don’t give no fucks, I’ll delete it,” she answers.
“Even if it’s in policy, you’re deleting that, right?” the operative presses.
“Yeah, I don’t give no fucks. It’s like one week left. What are they gonna do?” she answers.
Another undercover clip shows a Cognizant content moderator saying she wanted to “delete all Republicans” on her last day. “If someone is wearing a MAGA hat, I am going to delete them for terrorism and just going to like go crazy,” she said.
Project Veritas CEO James O’Keefe this shows an “anti-conservative culture” that yields anti-conservative results.
Facebook is just one example of the power that liberals have over the content that everyday Americans see. This communist-like censorship is a dangerous method of controlling our lives – and the companies committing it are only getting stronger.