According to TrendingPolitics, the attorneys general of Missouri and Louisiana have accused the Biden administration of working with social media companies to suppress negative news reports about the White House.
Jeff Landry, the Louisiana Attorney General, said that his state has uncovered evidence of collusion between the government and tech companies.
The AG stated that this attack on the First Amendment would be met with an equally strong defense of the rights of Americans.
The lawsuit was updated on Monday, and it now targets 47 additional government agencies and officials. The original 164-page document had 20 defendants.
The suit was filed against various individuals, including President Joe Biden, his press secretary, and Nina Jankowicz, who was supposed to head the Disinformation Governance Board. Also named as defendants are White House lawyers Rob Flaherty and Dana Remus, as well as Laura Dehmlow, the FBI's Foreign Influence Section chief, and Kate Galatas, the CDC's deputy communications director.
The attorneys general of Louisiana and Missouri filed a lawsuit against the federal government, claiming that it has partnered with social media companies to suppress free speech on their platforms. The lawsuit has revealed a vast censorship enterprise that targets various federal agencies and officials, including some of the highest levels of government.
Several FBI agents and other high-ranking officials in the White House have also been added to the lawsuit. The attorneys general of Louisiana and Missouri are asking the court to allow them to question these individuals under oath.
In response to the lawsuit, the attorneys general of Missouri and Louisiana are planning on filing a motion asking the court to allow them to question the individuals who are named in the suit.
The attorneys general of Missouri and Louisiana have accused the White House of using excessive pressure on social media companies to suppress negative news reports about the White House. They also stated that federal officials are aware that this practice is necessary to increase the censorship of viewpoints that do not align with the government's.
In response to the lawsuit, Jen Easterly, the CISA's director, sent a message to Matthew Masterson, stating that the government was trying to get them to work together to understand the trends in social media so that relevant agencies could use them to debunk false information. She also complained about the government's efforts to overcome the social media platforms' fears about working with the government.
The petition states that the government's pressure on social media companies has actually succeeded on a grand scale. They also noted that the public statements made in the lawsuit have highlighted the issue of government censorship.
In response to the lawsuit, Easterly and Masterson stated that there are so many federal bureaucrats involved in the censorship activities that it would be chaotic if all officials were independent when it comes to addressing the issue of misinformation on social media. The Disinformation Governance Board was created to establish a bureaucratic structure that would allow officials to carry out their censorship activities.
Over 50 federal officials, including several high-ranking Biden officials, were exposed for their participation in a scheme with Big Tech to suppress political opponents. The lawsuit was filed by state attorneys general.