Right wing provocateur and “investigative journalist” James O’Keefe can’t stop embarrassing himself. Yesterday he released a video from his Project Veritas that features a former software engineer from Google who says their algorithm is biased against conservative websites. The problem is the guy is a major crackpot who believes in every conspiracy in the book.
Right-wing provocateur James O’Keefe published his latest video on tech giants on Wednesday, touting an interview with former YouTube software engineer and self-proclaimed “whistleblower” Zach Vorhies. In the video, Vorhies claims that Google’s search algorithms are riddled with political bias, and touted a cache of internal Google files he alleges prove his case.
Vorhies complains that Google doesn’t surface conspiracy theory websites like InfoWars in one of its news search algorithms. He insists that his information is so valuable that he has a credible fear that Google could be “trying to off me.”…What O’Keefe’s video leaves out, though, is that his much-hyped insider is not as credible as he claims. On social media, Vorhies is an avid promoter of anti-Semitic slanders that banks, the media, and the United States government are controlled by “Zionists.” He’s also pushed conspiracy theories like QAnon, Pizzagate, and the discredited claim that vaccines cause autism…
On his Twitter account, @Perpetualmaniac, Vorhies repeatedly attacks Jewish people and accuses them of a wide range of crimes. (Both O’Keefe and his group, Project Veritas, promoted Vorhies’s Twitter account in tweets on Monday.)
He even alleges that “Zionists” killed conservative publisher and O’Keefe mentor Andrew Breitbart, who died of heart failure in 2012…
In a May tweet, Vorhies accused Israel of plotting the 9/11 attacks, and encouraged Twitter users to look up 9/11-related conspiracy theory content, providing no evidence of his claims.
“Israel and the zionist cabal planned 9/11 and its going to all come out,” Vorhies wrote.
Yeah, not exactly a credible source, to say the least. He’s now trying to delete all the anti-Semitic tweets from his feed, but the Daily Beast saved them all so that will do no good. Keep it up, O’Keefe. You always succeed in making yourself and the right wing media look foolish and laughable.