Project Veritas

Did you know that every "private" message you send on any social media platform can be read internally by workers? Even though we have zero expectations of privacy online, some social media users sincerely believe their private messages are private.

According to a hidden camera report by, Twitter pays at least 400 workers to scour your DMs for content and other data (such as your IP, location, email addresses, etc) that they can use to tailor ad serving to you.

"The whole culture at Twitter is about abusing and laughing at users," says Project Veritas' founder James O'Keefe.

Project Veritas released undercover video footage of Twitter employees openly bragging about reading your DMs and looking at graphic pictures sent by children to other children on the social media platform. One Twitter employee said Twitter stores graphic photos of children for the purposes of deleting the images.

Project Veritas spoke with four Twitter employees who confirmed reports that Twitter employees are spying on their users.

One employee said: "There’s teams dedicated to it. I mean, we’re talking, we’re talking three or four, at least, three or four hundred people. Yes, they’re paid to look at d-ck pics.”

Pranay Singh, a Twitter Engineer, says “All your sex messages, d-ck pics, like, all the girls you’ve been f-cking around with, they are on my server now. Everything you send is stored on my server. You can’t [delete it], it’s already on my server.”

Pranay says Twitter makes a "virtual profile" of you and your data. Even if you don't have a Twitter account, your cookies and other data are stored every time you click a Twitter link to read a Twitter user's tweets.

“You leak way more information than you think," says Pranay. "Like, if you go to Twitter for the first time, we have information about you.”

According to Twitter software expert Mihai Florea, “To actually charge the advertisers the money we have to prove it was you, and that’s why using email address, or like a cookie or something that can track you."

Florea confirmed that when a service is free, YOU are the product.

“You’re paying for the right to use our website with your data basically."


  • tintin

    well why is this surprising.
    of course they see what were sending other ppl. even our emails are viewed how in the world can it be hidden.

    this is no surprise

  • Intellectual by Nature!

    "We have all your di@k pics." This was so funny to me.

  • Rayne

    That’s why I don’t have it. Nothing but fb and I don’t use messenger. Nobody knows where I work, where I live and barely how I look. I only post a joke or three on there. Never anything personal ever.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    and folks still on this social media shyt .... Chile let it go..... devils playground .... Use it to learn things... Stay up to date about societal things... But personal sharing pictures of your kids... Etc... I had to learn a very hard lesson with that ... Never again .... There are people that want what you have and spy just see how to get it... In some case it can be your children .... Have healthy boundaries ... Man ....

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Facebook can kiss my beautiful azz... Been gone straight nutcases on there .... A zoo

  • Yardgirl


  • Rayne

    You ain’t lying.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™


  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    smear campaigns ..flexing you name it.... fakeness to the max.... catfishing .... Chile ... ??

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I basically assume they all do this. Not just Twitter, but FB, Snapchat etc. People should just operate with the assumption that everything you post, and all your search history on Google etc, is being saved and/or analyzed in some way.
    Never send or post stuff on the internet that somebody could use against you one day.

  • Phillybruh

    I would have been surprised if they weren't.

  • Jazzy T

    Amen, I stop FB in 2010, people are so fake/phony behind key board. Also folks share too much information SMH.

  • Ni Ni

    I deleted the twitter app from my phone after that last update. It seemed to want to automatically access my picture gallery. I only use the web version of it now in incog mode. I only have my cookies turned in when i have to log in somewhere. I clear my history, cookies, etc. just before i have to log on and afterwards. I don't even use the email address i signed up with twitter and Facebook...maybe that helps lol.


    the sad thing people will still stay on twitter. The human race is too far gone with social media--

  • hotntot95

    Ok, in water is wet news. I saw this coming and never joined any of this crap.

  • Coy little wink

    The matrix...

  • Gloria

    This is not new news. All social media platforms collect your personal data and use it as they wish..... Giving out all your business for personal marketing or government surveillance. Facebook/twitter knows you're gay, cheating on your spouse, etc.

    Privacy is not guaranteed through the Internet. Duh.

  • justlooking

    They reading ____________ ____________ ______________ __________

    blank from me, iono even use mine.

  • brownisback

    I don't even like having a smart phone. Let me find a black amish community! Years ago when I went to get my mom a phone even though it wasn't a cell I was forced to get a data plan and I knew then

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Learned a valuable lesson ... And I will always surely warn others ...

  • Malcom Flex

    Black twitter get got.

  • 2telldatruth

    As retirement off the grid seems like it's going to be a reality.

  • Malcom Flex


  • hottlanta

    That is why I keep a piece of paper and tape over my skype camera so folks can't be looking in my house and to see what I look like. I had to turn down certain places because they kept talking about a skype interview. I told them to shove it. Yall be talking to me while looking in my home to see what I have to rob me while I am interviewing with yall. Then that is another way of discrimination.

  • ShelbyMoore

    If I'm not should enlighten these people on the reason that you stopped using social media. I for one, have been saying it for years, never put your information or pics on the internet, once you do, it no longer belongs to you.

  • Kanyade

    Not surprised. Nothing on the internet is private. You won't have virtual privacy as long as someone else owns the platform (or the internet). Sometimes I wish I understood 1's and 0's (computer languages) so I could manipulate as these companies do, but alter to protect myself and my information. So yeah, I operate knowing "they" are out there knowing who I am, what i search for, etc.

  • Anunnaki

    I said this awhile ago how they connect you....but whateves

  • Quitedeliteful

    No surprise at all....

  • Renee26

    They should be sending warning messages to the kids that they find are being photographed or that are sharing sexy pics...and contact the authorities in the cases of adults contacting kids....I bet they don't though, because they're too busy laughing

  • Readytochokemothernatureout

    Can't trust nothing, not surprised.

  • Ms.Vanilla

    Me too. I have aluminum foil over mine I ain't taking no chances.


    Wow I hope they did not think they were doing that in secret... Yet I take that back we know they did.

  • NeverSurprised

    Young people, yes. But those of us who remember a time when none of this nonsense existed have an easier time avoiding it like the plague on humanity that it is.

  • Blue

    Oops. Always assume "Private Message" Means a whole bunch of people can see it.

  • Dowoop

    If u can, i suggest you do.

  • Ebony N’ Sweet

    Microsoft and Google reads your personal emails And your private webcam sessions on Skype is also monitored lol. There's no such thing as privacy on the internet.

  • Mark mcharm

    vpn are the only ptotection you have nowadays

  • hottlanta

    Wanna find a black Amish family just follow the smell/smoke from the ribs on the grill. Some things we ain't gonna give up.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    EE I KEE!

  • brownisback

    Lol I wish

  • Mrs. S. Kidd
  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    I see you treat Twitter like a p*rn site lol

  • dontgetblocked

    Every tweet sent is saved by the Library of Congress.

  • Li

    Anybody with a pea brain knows that the internet is not "private". Every social media site from Snapchat to Google has monitors. It goes back to the old AOL days when they had chat rooms and monitors (I was one) who policed the chat rooms. That was a fun job. I used to kick people out of the chat rooms and block them.

  • BadAss Will

    All the sites do it and cellular services too. Everytime I Google a product All the advertisement in my phone focus on that product until I search another one. I search embarrassing things to, then it appears on a banner on top of every page! My mom will not be using my phone..

  • ?Royalty?

    Words to live by.

  • ?Royalty?

    I do the same! I have a sticker that says, "I ? You" across my camera.

    My nephews laughed but then I showed them that PSA where this girls laptop was hacked by a stalker and he would remotely turn on her camera to see what she was doing or who she was with. The PSA ended with dude standing over her, as she slept in her bed. ?They stopped laughing after that.

  • ?Royalty?

    True. I dont even access this site through my smart phone.

  • ?Royalty?


  • RealATLPeach36

    Now I’m nosey this is a great job for me. But then again mofo’s so nasty ? I might get sick ? reading that mess.

  • nicfury420

    How? I thought I was being slick since I don't have any social media or use my personal e/m for these gossip sites.

  • Ni Ni


  • Gotitbutsmh

    Twitter, Facebook, snapchat and all the rest are garbage. Those tech giants care about nothing except advertising dollars.