For years, conservatives and Donald Trump himself claimed that Democrats were violating Americans’ rights online. But it was only after Elon Musk took over Twitter, that we had the proof. The new owner of the social network released internal documents that proved the Biden administration bribed, coerced, and colluded with big tech to censor Americans.
Agents within the Biden campaign and later, in his administration, were ordering social networks to take down content they did not like. Posts from leading conservatives about the 2020 Election, the COVID pandemic, vaccines, and other poor decisions by Biden were removed. Accounts were banned or blocked. It was an ongoing campaign to violate our First Amendment rights.
It got so bad that a federal court banned the White House from even meeting with tech companies. And now, a federal court of appeals is hammering Joe for what he did.
On Friday, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court ruling that the Biden Administration violated the First Amendment when it pressured social media platforms to remove posts about COVID-19 and the elections.
The three-person panel ruled that the administration used “intimidating messages and threats of adverse consequences” to control the content moderation decisions for the companies.
“It is true that the officials have an interest in engaging with social media companies, including on issues such as misinformation and election interference,” the decision read. “But the government is not permitted to advance these interests to the extent that it engages in viewpoint suppression.” […]
The suit was brought by then-Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt along with Lousiana’s AG, and five private plaintiffs earlier this year after email exchanges between the White House’s former director of digital media, Rob Flaherty, and social media companies “prove[d] the companies put Covid censorship policies in place in response to relentless, coercive pressure from the White House—not voluntarily.” [Source: The Post Millennial]
This is a major victory. Plaintiffs have prevailed in Missouri v. Biden. The Fifth Circuit narrowed slightly, but enjoined the White House, Surgeon General, CDC, & FBI from "coerc[ing] or significantly encourage a platform’s content-moderation decisions."https://t.co/lwBzszWwLm
— Jenin Younes (former handle @leftylockdowns1) (@JeninYounesEsq) September 8, 2023
This is a big deal. The Biden administration has been fighting relentlessly to get out of being held accountable for engaging in online censorship. But even the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Joe’s goons violated the First Amendment when they coerced social networks to censor anything that contradicted the administration’s narrative.
The ramifications of this ruling might be far-reaching. This will prevent the federal government (as well as state and local governments) from trying to pressure social networks to censor your content.
This ruling can also lead to more lawsuits against Biden and his Democrats. Americans and other states might sue for damages against what Biden did. Democrats might finally be held accountable for their gross trampling of the Constitution.
But the battle is far from over. Democrats will continue to find ways of manipulating the truth for their benefit. Most social networks are still owned and run by leftists. And they continue to ally with the Democratic Party to manipulate our elections.
Author: Kit Fargo