(TheLibertyRevolution.com)- Jen Psaki, who used to be the press secretary for the White House, lost a court case when a federal judge told her to talk about the White House’s role in censoring social media.
Judge Terry Doughty of the Western District of Louisiana handed down the judgment on Monday.
Psaki’s application to have a court injunction blocking her testimony granted by Doughty, who noted that there was a public interest in “determining whether First Amendment free speech rights have been stifled.”
Eric Schmitt of Missouri and Jeff Landry of Louisiana, two Republican attorneys general, brought the complaint because high-ranking members of the Biden administration had suppressed free speech on social media sites “under the pretense of battling misinformation.”
On October 21, Judge Doughty made the initial decision requiring Psaki and Dr. Anthony Fauci to testify in support of the complaint.
Schmitt stated following the October decision that they quickly filed a motion to have these people under oath after finding documentation of a collusive relationship between the Biden administration and social media corporations to restrict free expression.
“This verdict will empower us to do just that,” he continued. “It is high time we cast a light on this censorship industry and push these authorities to come clean to the American people.”
“We’ll continue to pursue the truth.”
According to Jonathan Turley, a legal professor at George Washington University, the claims stated in the case were supported by evidence.
According to Turley, the concern for free speech advocates is that there is a form of censorship by surrogate, that Democratic leaders and other groups have used social media to silence opposing voices, and there have been several people who have been banned on social media or had tweets taken down that have been proven to be accurate.
When asked about potential coordination between the government and social media corporations, the legal expert responded, “The government is not authorized to do indirectly what it is barred from doing directly.”
As part of the case, the Biden administration was compelled to give over emails pertaining to social media filtering in July. The emails, according to critics, showed that the White House took part to stifle free expression.