WASHINGTON, DC – Two red states have sued the Biden Administration over allegations that it colluded with “big tech” companies in an attempt to stifle freedom of expression on the Internet. The lawsuit was filed in the US District Court for the Western District of Louisiana on April 5 by Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt and Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry, who allege that members of the The Biden administration partnered with social media companies like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube to monitor and censor online speech, while claiming to be fighting “disinformation” – related to topics like the COVID-19 pandemic, electoral integrity, and Hunter Biden’s infamous laptop.
Court documents indicate that the defendants include President Joe Biden, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Alejandro Mayorkas, and Nina Jankowicz, executive director of the new Department of Homeland Security. “Disinformation Governance Board”.
Others listed as defendants are the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Xavier Becerra, and the Director of the Infrastructure Security and Cybersecurity Agency. Jen Easterley.
Missouri Attorney General Schmitt, in announcing the lawsuit, stated that freedom of expression is of the utmost importance and has been “the cornerstone of our country since the Founders codified that right in the Bill of Rights.”
“In direct contravention of the First Amendment and free speech, the Biden Administration has engaged in a pernicious campaign to 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,’” Schmitt said.
The lawsuit denounces the Biden administrator’s alleged attempts to censor speech about the effectiveness of masks against COVID-19, news related to the theory that the virus leaked from a laboratory in Wuhan, China, the integrity of elections and even news about the Hunter Biden case. laptop, whose legally dubious content was initially attacked as “false” Y “disinformation” but it was later revealed to be legit.
Louisiana Attorney General Landry has compared the Biden administration’s alleged attempts to censor free speech on the internet to Communist Russia’s iron grip on the public narrative years ago.
“Big Tech has become an extension of Biden’s Big Government, and it also fails to protect the freedoms of Americans; rather, they are suppressing the truth and demonizing those who think differently,” Landry said. Ripped from the playbook of Stalin and the ilk of him, Biden has been in cahoots with Big Tech to censor free speech and propagandize to the masses. We are fighting back to ensure the rule of law and prevent the government from unconstitutionally banning, cooling, and stifling free expression.”