James O'Keefe of Project Veritas said on Thursday that he would be filing a lawsuit against Twitter for defamation after the social media site banned him.
"I am suing Twitter for defamation because they said I, James O'Keefe, ‘operated fake accounts.' This is false, this is defamatory, and they will pay," the founder of the investigative journalism organization said. "Section 230 may have protected them before, but it will not protect them from me. The complaint will be filed Monday."
The ban came following an undercover report on CNN's practices, where the network's technical director Charles Chester said the network's goal in the 2020 election was to use "propaganda" to oust former President Donald Trump.
Chester also discussed how the network's COVID-19 death count had been "gangbusters for ratings" and how CNN groomed guests during interviews to present a particular narrative.
Twitter reportedly said O'Keefe had created multiple "fake accounts" in violation of its policies, which O'Keefe strongly denied.
Numerous public figures responded to the ban.
🔦 Project Veritas recently won a motion to proceed with a similar defamation lawsuit against The New York Times.