There is “compelling incriminating evidence” that the Biden administration had its hand in censorship on social media, according to The Daily Caller. Fox News legal analyst Gregg Jarrett appeared on the network last week to talk about an injunction issued against the administration.
The injunction was issued by United States District Judge Terry A. Doughty of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana. He states that neither the administration nor several agencies underneath it, such as the FBI and Department of Health and Human Services, are allowed to communicate with social media companies to remove content. Jarret commented on this development, saying that it is a step in the right direction to reel in the federal government’s power.
Jarret then mentioned the “Twitter Files,” which were a series of revelations into how the social media application colluded with the federal government to suppress free speech. In one famous incident, the FBI was discovered as having a hand in removing the New York Post’s Hunter Biden laptop story weeks before the 2020 election. Many observed that the move was de facto election interference.
The suit was brought against the administration by Republican Attorneys General Erik Schmitt of Missouri and Jeff Landry of Louisiana. The judge reportedly denied Biden’s attempt to dismiss the case. Doughty stated that the government conspiring with others to silence citizens is in violation of the First Amendment. He then proceeded to list 25 instances in which the White House tried to collude with social media companies to regulate or censor speech.
As soon as Biden took office, his team reached out to Twitter to get Robert F. Kennedy removed from the application and other accounts that they claimed spread misinformation. Twitter employees were reportedly “overwhelmed” with requests from the White House to censor content.