James O’Keefe of Project Veritas (PV) has struck again, this time infiltrating Twitter where the spoke with Senior Network Engineer, Clay Haynes, who freely admits that he would be happy to share Trump’s “Direct Messages” (DM’s) with the Department of Justice (DOJ) without a warrant.
PV Journalist: “So, you’re not a Trump lover?”
PV Journalist: “Like, we’re going to go into nuclear warfare because of him, like, what are you doing at your job to kind of quiet him or to downplay some of the things that he comes up with because, honestly, he’s going to get us into so much trouble.”
Haynes: “…we’re more than happy to help the Department of Justice in their little investigation…”
PV Journalist: “Ok, like how?”
Haynes: “Basically, giving them every single tweet that he’s posted. Even the ones he’s deleted. Any direct messages, any mentions, oh yeah…”
Meanwhile, in another video Haynes reveals the truly creepy and “actually very terrifying” access that Twitter employees have to your private messages, deleted private messages, location and other profile activities.
Haynes: “So, what we can do on our side is actually very terrifying.”
PV Journalist: “Why? What could be terrifying?”
Haynes: “We have full access to every single person’s account, every single direct message, deleted direct messages, deleted tweets. I can tell you exactly who logged in from where, what username and password, when they changed their password.”
PV Journalist: “Why do you keep it (user data)? I guess I don’t get that. I’m not in this field, so I don’t get why you keep it. Like, who cares?”
Haynes: “Mostly law enforcement and it also helps us detect a pattern of history. It’s very, very dangerous. Also, very, very, creepy Big Brother-ish.”
“We have FULL access to every single persons account, every direct message, deleted direct message, deleted tweet. I can tell you exactly who logged in from where, what their user name and password, when they changed it.” Clay Haynes
Big Brother is watching. pic.twitter.com/ZLZfKqUbmN
— Georgann 💫 (@blkdiamond97) January 10, 2018
In response, Twitter told the International Business Times:
“The individual depicted in this video was speaking in a personal capacity and does not represent or speak for Twitter. Twitter only responds to valid legal requests, and does not share any user information with law enforcement without such a request.
“We deplore the deceptive and underhanded tactics by which this footage was obtained and selectively edited to fit a pre-determined narrative. Twitter is committed to enforcing our rules without bias and empowering every voice on our platform, in accordance with the Twitter Rules.”
Meanwhile, Clay Haynes tweeted “Well. this is no fun.”
Well. This is no fun.
— Tank 🚲 ««🚦«🚓 (@dark_15) January 10, 2018