Ryan began working at Cognizant for their Facebook Project in March 2018 as a bilingual content moderator. During the 1st year Ryan noticed 19 examples of bias and wrote a letter to several members of Congress and Senators in May of 2019. After not hearing back, he reached out to several news organizations and ended up connecting with Project Veritas.
Ryan filmed with a hidden camera for many months at Cognizant, documenting conservations with co-workers along with files and documents showing Facebook’s policies and patterns of bias. Cognizant’s 3 year contract ended early on February 28th, 2020, and all employees at the Phoenix site were laid off, including Ryan.
On June 23rd, 2020, Project Veritas released the first of two videos showing undercover footage. Another insider, Zach McElroy, who also worked for Cognizant, came forward as well. On June 25th, 2020, Project Veritas released the video featuring the interview with Ryan Hartwig.
On July 27th, 2020 Congressman Matt Gaetz announced he was sending a criminal referral to Mark Zuckerberg for possible perjury for his April 2018 testimony before Congress. Zuckerberg testified that Facebook doesn’t censor political speech. Ryan’s firsthand experience as a content moderator directly contrasts with Zuckerberg’s testimony.
On July 29th, 2020, during a Congressional hearing on antitrust, Rep. Matt Gaetz mentioned the names of Zachary McElroy and Ryan Hartwig while questioning Mark Zuckerberg. https://youtu.be/Wr8z0IwTNko
On July 30th, 2020, Breitbart News published an open letter to Congress from three whistleblowers, Zach Vorhies(Google), Ryan Hartwig and Zachary McElroy. In this letter Ryan talks about several examples of censorship he saw on a global level. He also mentioned how censorship is rampant in Brazil. https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2020/07/30/big-tech-whistleblowers-urge-lawmakers-to-tackle-silicon-valley-bias-please-do-something-already/
On July 31st, 2020, Ryan became part of a national news story in Brazil when his section of the letter mentioning Brazil became a rallying cry for Brazilians. That same day, the Brazilian Supreme Court(STF) issued a court order banning certain conservatives globally from Twitter and Facebook. Many journalists claim that Facebook and Twitter were colluding with the Supreme Court. https://medium.com/@allandossantos/journalist-allan-dos-santos-exposes-brazilian-supreme-courts-coup-d-%C3%A9tat-plans-against-president-46f045a5935c
In the following week, Ryan gained 15k Twitter followers from Brazil and did video interviews with influencers and journalists from Brazil, with the viewer count exceeding 500k. He was mentioned in social media by Eduardo Bolsonaro, a Congressman and the son of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro. Ryan interviewed with many individuals including Congresswoman Bia Kicis, Journalist Allan Dos Santos, and influencer Bernardo Kuster. https://ryanhartwig.wpengine.com/brasil
Since the June 25th video release, Ryan has also done virtual and radio interviews in the U.K, Canada, Spain, Colombia, Costa Rica and Argentina https://ryanhartwig.wpengine.com/espanol . He has also appeared on One America News, Breitbart News Tonight Sirius XM, and many other radio shows and podcasts. (scroll down below to see these interviews)
Best Interviews–Compilation Video https://youtu.be/VtHLyCfcFJA
8/14/2020 Radio Interview with Jerome Hudson on Sirius XM Breitbart News
8/13/2020 Pastor Greg Locke–podcast appearance.
8/11/2020 InfoWars with Alex Jones https://banned.video/watch?id=5f33273ddf77c4044ed7a4d0
8/6/2020 Podcast in the UK with Josh Hamilton https://twitter.com/Give_Me_TheJist
8/1/2020 Interview on One American News with John Hines https://youtu.be/9uJPM2xQ5q8
7/31/2020 Interview with Gun Freedom Radio https://twitter.com/GunFreedomRadio
Congressman Matt Gaetz mentioned Ryan Hartwig as a whistleblower at Facebook during a Congressional Subcommittee Hearing on July 29th, 2020. https://youtu.be/Wr8z0IwTNko
July 27th, 2020 Spanish radio interview in Columbia with Camila Zuluaga with Blu Radio https://twitter.com/ZuluagaCamila
July 23rd, 2020 Interview with Vanessa Vallejo, economist and journalist with PanAm Post https://twitter.com/vanesavallejo3
July 15th, 2020 Pre-recorded interview with SGT Report https://youtu.be/HuvJunSmNRc
July 14th, 2020 Ed Morrissey HotAir.Com live podcast, 1 hour mark https://www.facebook.com/hotaircom/videos/399346711032537
July 12th, 2020 Informal Interview with Great State Alliance https://greatstatealliance.com/
July 9th, 2020 Op-Ed published on Medium.com https://medium.com/@therealryanhartwig/a-look-at-facebooks-sad-and-severe-censorship-saga-3c53cd4b8a66?sk=af1db3f2d73ac20cb73aa395b043075f
July 9th, 2020 Interview with Brazilian independent journalist Luis Cacio https://youtu.be/Zy5HX29knpM , go to 11 minute mark
July 6th, 2020 Congressman Matt Gaetz Launches Antitrust Probe as a result of the Project Veritas investigation
July 5th, 2020 Armed American Radio with Mark Walters (2nd appearance)
Facebook Live 1:17:45 1 hour 17 minute mark
July 3rd, 2020 Interview with Ezra Levant of Rebel News in Canada https://twitter.com/ezralevant
July 2nd, 2020 Live on-air with El Toro TV in Spain, on the El Gato El Agua show. https://youtu.be/Jhi-khZB3s4 (no English subtitles)
June 30th, 2020 Trending Politics
June 30th, 2020 Armed American Radio with Mark Walters; 9 min 25 sec mark
June 26th, 2020 InfoWars Official Video with Alex Jones https://banned.video/watch?id=5ef6865c672706002f31c8de
June 25th, 2020 Sirius XM Radio Broadcast with Breitbart News, 7 minute mark
June 26th, 2020 James T Harris Conservative Circus 1:02:00 1 hour and 2 minute mark https://kfyi.iheart.com/featured/the-conservative-circus-with-james-t-harris/content/2020-06-26-project-veritas-takes-political-correctness-and-plays-racial-politics/?fbclid=IwAR3CCbBcBn9afNJg9-wQ4vKqcgT0vfZgEQFPF37Wd5_q6i7CHuBH9dblYC4 https://twitter.com/JamesTHarris
June 26th 2020 The Truth About Cancer with Charlene Bollinger https://twitter.com/truthaboutbigc
June 25th, 2020 Pete Santilli Show
Ryan Hartwig with Pete Santilli on Facebook https://m.facebook.com/100003477819331/posts/2881153402010559/?d=n