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‘COVID Was A Trojan Horse’: Missouri AG Reacts To Judge’s Ruling Against Biden Admin’s Censorship Efforts

Missouri’s Republican Attorney General Andrew Bailey said on Wednesday that the COVID-19 pandemic is “strong against widespread censorship” after a federal judge issued an injunction against the Biden administration’s ties to social media companies. A Trojan horse.”

U.S. District Judge Terry A. Doughty of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana on Tuesday issued an injunction barring Biden administration officials from multiple agencies, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Health and Human Services, from interacting with social media. bottom. Businesses should promote “removal, removal, suppression, or reduction of content that includes protected free speech.” (Related: Fox News Legal Analyst Says Biden Administration’s Censorship ‘Incriminating Evidence’ Is ‘Compelling’)

The Biden administration on Wednesday appealed Doughty’s ruling.

“The right to free speech is a fundamental constitutional right vital to our nation’s liberties, and plaintiffs have sought defendants from the White House to federal agencies to suppress speech based on its content. provided evidence of the extensive efforts by opinion It granted an injunction sought by Bailey and Louisiana Republican Attorney General Jeff Landry. Bailey took over as Missouri attorney general after Schmidt won the U.S. Senate election in November, replacing Eric Schmidt, who filed a lawsuit against Landry in May 2022.

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“From March to May 2021, emails exchanged between White House Communications Director Rob Flaherty and his cronies at a major social media company, in which he explained his response to COVID-19. It targets all kinds of skepticism about masks and vaccines,” Bailey said. He told “Jesse Watters Primetime” guest host Katie Pavrich. “He specifically targeted the Tomi Lahren video and the Tucker Carlson video, demanding it be taken down.”

Daily Caller News Foundation co-founder Tucker Carlson also faces censorship by the Biden administration, according to an April 14, 2021 email from the White House Director of Digital Strategy, Flaherty, to an anonymous Facebook employee. It is said that he was one of the targets of It asked the company to censor Carlson’s vaccine video released in January of the same year.

“As we were talking on the phone, the top post on vaccines today was [T]Acker Carlsson says it doesn’t work.Yesterday was Tomi Lehren [sic] Flaherty wrote to a Facebook employee, who promised to look into the matter.

“Covid-19 was a Trojan horse that pushed its enemies inside its walls, but their censorship business expanded so quickly that they needed a new bureaucracy to manage it,” Bailey said. . “The court found that the likely hub of the censorship business was in the Department of Homeland Security, in order to centralize all censorship requests into a single bureaucracy. We know that this issue extends beyond just COVID-19 to include electoral fairness, and last month we went to court on this issue. I did see the unrepentant attitude of the Department of Justice when I appeared on the court, and it certainly shows in the Notice of Appeal.”

The Biden administration on Wednesday appealed the Doughty ruling.

“The country has always rejected government censorship and favored counter-speech over censorship,” Bailey told Pavlich. “That’s what this fight is all about. That’s what free speech is all about.”

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