(Republican Leader) – President Joe Biden and his administration have colluded numerous times with Big Tech in order to slap a muzzle on anyone who might dare to question the official narrative on a wide range of topics, from differing views on how to properly handle the pandemic to the now infamous laptop of Hunter Biden, and beyond. A report from The Federalist, penned by Evita Duffy-Alfonso, provides a snapshot of 12 specific instances found in the Missouri v. Biden case.
“A preliminary injunction issued Tuesday by U.S. District Judge Terry A. Doughty explicitly prohibits the White House and several federal agencies from violating the First Amendment by directing social media companies to censor Americans,” Duffy-Alfonso said. “Up to and even after the injunction’s release, Democrats have insisted that any suggestion the federal government is colluding with Big Tech to censor conservatives (or pretty much any information inconvenient to the current administration) is a “conspiracy” theory. However, in his injunction, Judge Doughty cited shocking evidence that the deep state’s collusion with Big Tech is very much real. Here are 12 of the dozens of damning instances cited by the judge that demonstrate the severity of our government’s illegal partnership with Big Tech.”
She kicks things by mentioning the order given to Twitter by the White House to have Robert F. Kennedy’s tweet removed “asap.”
Earlier this year, toward the end of January, the White House sent a “request” to Twitter to have them remove a tweet from RFK Jr. that slammed coronavirus vaccines.
“Hey folks-Wanted to flag the below tweet and am wondering if we can get moving on the process of having it removed ASAP,” an official with the Biden administration wrote. The White House then stated they wanted to “keep an eye out for tweets that fall into the same genre.”
A second example of censorship from the current White House occurred when the administration requested an “immediate” ban on a parody account of a Biden family member. Apparently, satire is only allowed when it is making fun of someone on the right.
On Feb. 6, 2021, the White House asked social media giant Twitter to block a “parody account linked to Finnegan Biden, Hunter Biden’s daughter and President Biden’s granddaughter.”
“Cannot stress the degree to which this needs to be resolved immediately,” the official asked the social media site. “Please remove this account immediately.” Within 45 minutes, the account was officially banned from the platform.
Third on the list of twelve Duffy-Alfonso culled from the case was when Twitter streamlined White House requests for censorship. On Feb. 7, 2021, Twitter gave the White House a “Twitter’s Partner Support Portal” which, the injunction explained, was an “expedited review of flagging content for censorship.” The reason the company created the portal was due to feeling overwhelmed by the sheer number of censorship requests rolling out of the Biden administration.
Twitter also promised the administration it would help bolster censorship. On March 1, 2021, after holding a meeting with officials from the White House concerning the topic of “misinformation,” Twitter sent an email back stating they would work harder to suppress “misleading information.” The question, of course, is who gets to decide what meets the criteria for “misleading information?”
“Thanks again for meeting with us today. As we discussed, we are building on ‘our’ continued efforts to remove the most harmful COVID-19 ‘misleading information’ from the service,” Twitter remarked in the email.
And it wasn’t only Twitter that was in on the censorship. Facebook also fulfilled COVID censorship requests made by the White House.
“Sometime between May and July, a ‘senior Meta executive’ sent emails to White House officials, letting them know that Meta was fulfilling White House ‘requests’ to censor alleged Covid-19 misinformation. The email also said Meta was ‘expand[ing] penalties’ for ‘Facebook accounts that share misinformation,'” the report noted.
“We think there is considerably more we can do in ‘partnership’ with you and your team to drive behavior,” Meta declared.
The final example we’re going to look at is Facebook agreeing to even more demands made by the White House to silence voices speaking out against vaccines.
Facebook sent out an email to the White House dated March 21, 2021, that provided a recap of an in-person meeting with the Biden administration on March 19, where officials “demanded a consistent point of contact with Facebook, additional data from Facebook, ‘Levers for Tackling Vaccine Hesitancy Content,’ and censorship policies for Meta’s platform WhatsApp.”
Facebook responded to this by saying that it was “censoring, removing, and reducing the virality of anti-vaccine content “that does not contain actionable misinformation.”
You can read the entire list here, if you are so inclined.
The bottom line is that social media companies colluded with the Biden administration to strip away the right to free speech, a right granted from our Creator, protected within the Constitution, and they need to be held accountable for their actions.
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