There was a time when Democrats at least claimed to be against censorship and swore their allegiance to the First Amendment.
But somewhere along the way that all changed.
That’s why Joe Biden went off the rails after a federal judge issued this ruling in a major censorship case.
“Plausibly alleged” First amendment violations
A federal judge recently ruled against the Biden regime’s efforts to dismiss a case involving online censorship.
In his ruling, Judge Terry A. Doughty said the states of Missouri and Louisiana had “plausibly alleged” First Amendment violations against the Biden regime.
Judge Doughty denied the Biden regime’s motion to dismiss the suit brought by Republican Attorneys General Erik Schmitt of Missouri and Jeff Landry of Louisiana.
Schmitt and Landry said in their suit that the Biden regime colluded with social media companies to censor debate on multiple issues, including the 2020 Presidential election and the COVID pandemic.
“Plaintiffs have plausibly alleged joint action, entwinement, and/or that specific features of Defendants’ actions combined to create state action,” Doughty stated in his ruling.
“Plaintiffs have clearly and plausibly alleged that Defendants engaged in viewpoint discrimination and prior restraints,” he continued. “As discussed in great detail above, Plaintiffs allege a regime of censorship that targets specific viewpoints deemed mis-, dis-, or malinformation by federal officials.”
Clear violation of the First Amendment
“Because Plaintiffs allege that Defendants are targeting particular views taken by speakers on a specific subject, they have alleged a clear violation of the First Amendment, i.e., viewpoint discrimination,” the Judge added. “Moreover, Plaintiffs allege that Defendants, by placing bans, shadow-bans, and other forms of restrictions on Plaintiffs’ social-media accounts, are engaged in de facto prior restraints, another clear violation of the First Amendment.”
Included in the documents was an April 14, 2021 email from White House Director of Digital Strategy Rob Flaherty to an unidentified Facebook employee.
The email demanded the social media company to censor Fox News’ Tucker Carlson’s video about the effectiveness of COVID vaccines.
Landry posted this email on his Twitter account as clear evidence of White House collusion with social media companies to shut down free speech.
“Since we’ve been on the phone – the top post about vaccines today is Tucker Carlson saying they don’t work,” The email reads in part. “Yesterday it was Tomi Lehren [sic] saying she won’t take one. This is exactly why I want to know what ‘Reduction’ actually looks like – if ‘reduction’ means ‘pumping our most vaccine hesitant audience with Tucker Carlson saying it doesn’t work’ then… I’m not sure it’s reduction!”
It doesn’t get much clearer than that.
A White House staffer was colluding with Facebook on what posts written by supposedly free Americans were allowed to remain up on the site.
Elon Musk opened a First Amendment can of worms
Of course, it’s now known that the federal government has been working hand-in-hand with Big Tech since at least 2018, if not before.
Elements of the Deep State at the FBI, CIA, and other intelligence agencies, worked with Twitter, Facebook, and other Big Tech giants to censor speech they disagreed with, shut down Republican candidates, and even cover up crimes.
And now, a federal judge has said a lawsuit on this matter can go forward.
There is no telling what crimes it may uncover.
US Political Daily will keep you updated on any developments to this ongoing story.