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Twitter seems to have no reverence for privacy. 

 

What a can of worms this is opening up.

 

 

 

Undercover Video of Twitter Engineer Clay Haynes Saying “We’re more than happy to help the DOJ with their little investigation”
Content Disclosed to DOJ Includes: “Even the ones he’s deleted, any direct messages”
Engineer is Self-Proclaimed “Bleeding-Heart Liberal” Stating “It comes with the territory [at Twitter]”
Goes on to Explain Additional “Big Brotherish” Practices at Twitter

(San Francisco) A Project Veritas undercover investigation has revealed a senior network security engineer at Twitter stating that his company is “more than happy” to turn over the private communications and deleted tweets of President Donald Trump to the Department of Justice. If true, it is yet unknown whether Twitter is voluntarily disclosing this sensitive information or acting under a court order. Twitter is currently in the midst of defending itself from left-leaning criticism that President Trump hasn’t been removed from the enormous media platform for violations of Twitter’s Terms of Service.

According to his LinkedIn profile, Clay Haynes has been employed by Twitter since September 2016. On January 3, 2018, he met with a Project Veritas undercover journalist (UCJ) at Stookeys Club Moderne in San Francisco. Using a hidden video camera, the Veritas UCJ captures Haynes stating that “we’re more than happy to help the DOJ with their little investigation” of President Trump.

When prompted by the UCJ, Mr. Haynes provides additional details, “Basically, giving them every single tweet that he’s posted. Even the ones he’s deleted, any direct messages, any mentions…”

“…he’s dangerous, I don’t like him and he’s a terrible human being and I want to get rid of him,” the self-described bleeding-heart liberal Haynes says in the video about President Trump. “In fact, we had internal reviews about that…”

On January 7, 2018, James O’Keefe himself went undercover with Haynes at Morton’s Steakhouse in San Francisco to confirm if Twitter was working with the Department of Justice to hand over Trump’s tweets and DMs. When pressed about looking at Donald Trump’s messages, Haynes explained “We have a subpoena process for that very reason.” The conversation continued:

James O’Keefe: “Are you working with DOJ currently on that?”

Clay Haynes: “I can’t comment, even if I knew, I wouldn’t comment.”

“The fact is, even if Haynes was just speculating about helping Justice, his admission shows a clear and dangerous political bias at the highest levels of Twitter,” says Project Veritas founder and President James O’Keefe in the video.

“The question is: by Twitter giving private information about the President to the Justice Department, are they breaking the law, betraying a trust, following an official request or satisfying a political agenda by leading a crusade against the President.”

Describing himself as the bouncer of the network, Mr. Haynes also details the level of information Twitter retains in its databases about their hundreds of millions of users.

The Project Veritas Twitter investigation is the fourth installment of its American Pravda series. In Part I, Veritas disclosed that CNN’s Russia coverage is driven by ratings and a political agenda, but in reality, using the words of CNN Political Commentator Van Jones, is just a “nothing burger.” Part II disclosed a political bias at The New York Times which forced executive responses and an immediate change of their social media policy.  Part III exposed political bias at The Washington Post and brought to light that the far-reaching narratives of the paper’s editorial board are not rooted in the factual findings of their subject-matter expert reporters. Project Veritas will be releasing additional Twitter-related videos over the next several days.

Mr. O’Keefe has just completed a book about this series entitled “AMERICAN PRAVDA: My fight for Truth in the Era of Fake News.” The book will be released by St. Martin’s Press on January 16, 2018.

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12 mins ago, DoOver said:

Um what bounds?

Violating the privacy of people to facilitate political objectives. 

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Twitter has no authority over any one.  There is nothing Big Brother-ish about this at all.

 

If Trump wants to use Twitter as a weapon against his enemies, he cannot cry if that weapon is used against him.

 

Don't want your words on Twitter, even the deleted ones, used against you?  Then don't use Twitter.  Very simple concept.

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1 hour ago, J said:

It is English. I can help you read it but I cannot help you understand it. 

 

Well I'm just trying to figure out if different wording can somehow help me understand how one could possibly expect "privacy" on a social media platform, the purpose of which is to put your thoughts out there for public consideration.

 

To me that sounds like expecting quiet at a concert.

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1 min ago, JoeyZac said:

 

Well I'm just trying to figure out if different wording can somehow help me understand how one could possibly expect "privacy" on a social media platform, the purpose of which is to put your thoughts out there for public consideration.

 

To me that sounds like expecting quiet at a concert.

This.

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I sure wouldn't want Tim to publish any of my deleted posts here.

I deleted those posts for a reason, and if I wanted them posted for public consumption,  I wouldn't have deleted them.

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5 mins ago, dena said:

I sure wouldn't want Tim to publish any of my deleted posts here.

I deleted those posts for a reason, and if I wanted them posted for public consumption,  I wouldn't have deleted them.

 

If you don't want Tim to be in possession of your posts, then don't give them to him in the first place.

 

****** If ************* for example, you deleted posts where you advocated illegal acts, and for other reasons, the authorities suspected you of illegal activity and asked Tim for your deleted posts, I absolutely think they should be turned over, willingly, without a warrant.

 

In this digital age, your words, whether spoken or written, can't be taken back.

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J, think about this for a minute. Trump has chosen Twitter as his most important form of communication. I mean, who looks at the official WH Twitter account? I don't. And the Presidential Records Act mandates that the President and Vice President preserve all records.

 

April 2017, The Hill:

"The White House has agreed to preserve each of President Trump's tweets, even deleted or amended ones, following the request of the National Archives and Records Administration, according to a Monday Associated Press report.

David Ferriero, the head of the National Archives, assured two concerned Democratic senators in a letter last week that the White House will save all of the president’s tweets. "

 

And that Twitter employee has the right to his political beliefs, even if you don't like it.

 

You're whining about nothing.

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