Missouri and Louisiana filed suit against the Biden administration over alleged collusion with Big Tech firms.
Fox News reported that the lawsuit claimed that the Biden administration “pressured and colluded” with companies like Facebook and Twitter to censor the Hunter Biden laptop story. They also claimed stories discussing the origins COVID-19 or fraud in mail-in ballots were also blocked. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Department of Homeland Security, Nina Jankowicz in her official capacity as director of the “Disinformation Governance Board,” and more defendants were named parties to the suit.
Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt and Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry alleged that the censorship occurred “under the guise of combating misinformation” in order to achieve greater censorship.” They released a press release that further explained their complaint.
The lawsuit also alleged that the Biden administration “coerced, threatened, and pressured social media platforms to censor disfavored speakers and viewpoints by using threats of adverse government action.”
“Having threatened and cajoled social-media platforms for years to censor viewpoints and speakers disfavored by the Left, senior government officials in the Executive Branch have moved into a phase of open collusion with social-media companies to suppress disfavored speakers, viewpoints, and content on social-media platforms under the Orwellian guise of halting so-called ‘disinformation,’ ‘misinformation,’ and ‘malinformation,’” the pleading said.
Eric Schmitt was Missouri’s Attorney General. Fox NewsThis lawsuit was meant to protect free speech.
“In direct contravention to the First Amendment and freedom of speech, the Biden Administration has been engaged in a pernicious campaign to both pressure social media giants to censor and suppress speech and work directly with those platforms to achieve that censorship in a misguided and Orwellian campaign against ‘misinformation,’” he told Fox News.
He added, “I won’t stand by as the Biden Administration attempts trample upon the First Amendment Rights of Missourians and Americans,”
Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry claimed that Big Tech companies acted as “an extension” of the Biden administration.
“Big Tech has become an extension of Biden’s Big Government, and neither are protecting the freedoms of Americans; rather, they are suppressing truth and demonizing those who think differently,” Landry told Fox News. Biden, ripped from Stalin’s playbook and his ilk has been working with Big Tech in order to suppress free speech and proliferate the masses. We fight back to protect the rule of the law and stop the government’s unconstitutional ban, chilling and stifling speech.
Additionally, it referred to YouTube’s censorship Sen. Rand Paul as well as Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis because they criticized cloth mask’s efficacy at combatting COVID-19. They also said that Trump campaign and former President Donald Trump were targeted.
The suit stated that “Normally, social media platforms aggressively censored core politically speech by Trump and the Trump Campaign raising concerns about security of voting via mail in the lead-up to November 2020 Presidential Election.”
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