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Fed Court: Biden Administration coerced Social media into Censorship

Fed Court: Biden Administration coerced Social media into Censorship

In a win for free speech advocates and defeat for Democrats, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled against the Biden administration in a First Amendment case involving the efforts of the Biden administration’s agencies to censor politically opposing voices on social media.

The federal court in Louisiana upheld the July 4 ruling of Judge Terry A. Doughty of the U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana Monroe Division, whereby he ordered to block contact between Biden administration officials and social media companies because the two were colluding to censor free speech. Attorney General of MO, Andrew Bailey, had cheered at the ruling as an Independence Day victory.

In the latest ruling, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals specifically stated that the White House coerced social media companies through intimidating messages and threats into moderating the content posted on their online platforms. Jenin Younes, an attorney at the New Civil Liberties Alliance, hailed the decision as a victory for free speech in America. He was cited in the Washington Examiner saying:

“In an unprecedented, historic decision, the Fifth Circuit has recognized that the conduct of the White House, CDC, Surgeon General, and FBI violated Americans’ First Amendment rights.”

Prominent conservatives hailed the Fifth Circuit Court ruling as a victory and called on their representatives in the government for action to protect America’s free speech rights against the Biden administration’s attacks, for which they bashed Biden’s White House. Collin Rugg called the Biden administration “Criminals” for their coercion of tech giants into censorship.

Josh Hawley, Republican Senator from MO, tweeted a video of a recent Senate hearing about book bans in schools and libraries with the statement that the Biden White House has stifled, suppressed, and censored any speech they didn’t like – which the court has now ruled unconstitutional.

Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton shared a video of his short speech about the fight against censorship of free speech as he stood by members of the House Freedom Caucus outside the federal capitol in D.C. He called on the Republican-controlled House to stop funding the corrupt federal government.

The Biden administration, held responsible for illegal censorship of free speech, is likely to appeal the court’s ruling and fight this legal battle in the Supreme Court.

Conservatives were frequently censored on Twitter until Elon Musk bought it last year and ended political censorship on the platform. Left-leaning social media companies like Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube continue to censor politically incorrect posts and comments. Over the past weekend, Instagram restricted the account of Chloe Cole, a young woman who was encouraged into changing her gender at a young age of 12 but after many damaging medical procedures, she quit the “transitioning” and became a voice against transgender transitioning. Instagram, which is a sister company of Facebook, restricted her account because the platform thinks her bio on her profile is “too violent.”

“If you think reading it is violent, imagine actually living through all that,” responded Cole, adding, “It has ruined my life and I will never be the same.”

 

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  1. Darren

    Yea, I am sure it took a lot of pressure to have Face Books Zucker, crap on republicans.
    I am sure he welcomed the idea.

  2. Wes

    Isn’t that election interference. Also, using the media, with cash payments to lie about your opponent. Taking donations from a known Nazi(Soros). Hope the people figure out that Biden, not Trump, is a threat to Democracy. Also, torturing prisoners is illegal. So why are the January 6 prisoners being tortured before a fair trial? Because of the hate Trump collection of corrupters.

  3. frank stetson

    Wes, what torture you talking about for the alleged criminals and insurrectionists of the 1.6.2021 Republican Violent Insurrection at the Nations’ Capitol where one person was killed and over 140 police injured by Republicans on behalf of Donald J. Trump’s election BIG LIE?

    Dempsey has his political hack blinders on once again as he misconstrues the facts starting with this being some sort of Democratic set back because Republicans support disinformation, propaganda, and wild-ass lies under the guise of free speech. In Florida, they even applaud “These new RNA COVID-19 vaccines include the fact that they actually cause cardiac injury in many people … call it subclinical myocarditis, its clinical significance is really unknown, they actually cause covid, and there have been no tests on the vaccines.” This nut not only has freedom to lie in a way that will kill folks, but is the top medical guy for DeSantis. All of this is stone cold lying because Republicans believe free speech is a lie to die for.

    This case is important to all of us and how we define free speech in the era of social media, cable news, and other non-moderated sources. At least the press has a code of ethics. It is destined to the SCOTUS, as it was already appealed before Dempsey pushed the publish button. The issues are not right or left, but down the center as to what is allowed, disallowed, or moderated in the process of protecting free speech and the truth. Dempsey chooses to make it a battle instead.

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