The power of social media has been truly tested within the last few years. The right of censorship has also been tested, so much so the Biden administration is being investigated for working with social media companies to push specific narratives.
Last May, Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt and Louisiana AG Jeff Landry filed a lawsuit accusing the Biden team of working with social media companies to censor specific topics such as Hunter Biden’s laptop and misinformation around COVID-19.
It has been reported that White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre and Dr. Anthony Fauci, chief medical advisor to the Biden Administration, now must turn over any e-mails sent to social media companies about misinformation or censorship on the platforms.
The attorney generals have already released records proving officials from several federal agencies had discussed censorship with these companies during the pandemic.
The DOJ tried to fight the request of emails stating the documents would show internal communications, but the federal judge dismissed the argument.
Tony Katz says these private businesses colluding with federal government to push a narrative or to suppress information has been a real problem.
“Let’s end this tough guy conversation on ‘they’re a private business. I thought you love private businesses.’ I do but they aren’t acting like private businesses, they are acting like an agent of the state…Maybe more private businesses need to stand up to the government and say ‘we’re not going to play.’”
Both Jean-Pierre and Fauci have 21 days to turn in all e-mails to a federal judge in Louisiana.