(ConservativeSense.com) – Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry has released documents revealing that the Biden White House asked Facebook to censor Tucker Carlson, in particular his criticisms of Covid vaccines.
The files include an email to a Facebook employee in April 2021 from White House Director of Digital Strategy Rob Flaherty that stated, “Since we’ve been on the phone – the top post about vaccines today is Tucker Carlson saying they don’t work. Yesterday it was Tomi Lahren saying she won’t take one.”
Landry posted the documents on Twitter and one revealed exactly how Facebook censors its users. “Actions may include reducing the posts’ distribution, not suggesting the post to users, limiting their discoverability in Search, and applying Inform Labels and/or reshare friction to the posts,” it read. The files form part of a lawsuit filed by Landry and Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt in May 2022 alleging collusion between the Biden administration and big tech to suppress free speech.
The revelations come only weeks after the new owner of Twitter, Elon Musk, released files also showing collusion between Twitter and the FBI to censor material damaging to the Biden campaign in the run-up to the 2020 Presidential election. The FBI denied wrongdoing but censorship against conservatives is widely reported by social media users and allegations of state collusion were prolific in 2022.
In December last year, thousands of files showed that Twitter and the FBI were in constant contact. Some argued that their apparent intent to censor political content amounted to an infringement of the First Amendment rights of Americans. Notably, the Supreme Court in 1971 confirmed that government outsourcing of censorship is still government censorship and is unconstitutional.
In one of the most controversial examples of social media political interference, Twitter banned the sitting President of the United States from its platform in January 2021, cutting off one of Trump’s most effective communication tools.
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