Via AAN:

Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe has unleashed a new lawsuit against Twitter after the social media giant banned his account.

O’Keefe is claiming that Twitter falsely accused him of operating a fake account.

As Forbes reports:

James O’Keefe, the right-wing founder of Project Veritas, filed a defamation lawsuit against Twitter Monday afternoon, claiming the social media giant falsely accused him of operating fake accounts when it permanently banned him from the platform last week.

O’Keefe’s lawsuit comes just four days after Twitter suspended O’Keefe’s account and claimed he violated its platform manipulation rules, which bar users from setting up false accounts or using multiple accounts to “artificially amplify or disrupt conversations.”

In a legal complaint Project Veritas says was filed Monday, O’Keefe said he didn’t operate fake accounts, insisting Twitter’s statements on his ban are “extremely damaging to his reputation” and undermine his investigative work.

The suit also speculated that Twitter banned O’Keefe “in order to distract and detract from” embarrassing hidden-camera videos Project Veritas had posted of a CNN staffer (the legal complaint didn’t point to any hard evidence).

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