Judge to determine whether Biden admin violated First Amendment in social media censorship case pic.twitter.com/HMx5FQNNfa— Mornings with Maria (@MorningsMaria) June 28, 2023
As the Bartiromo clip explains, the Missouri & Louisiana case against the Federal Government censoring speech is nearing a resolution, with the judge’s ruling expected to drop any day now.
If the judge rules in their favor, it could open up the government to ‘Bivens’ action, meaning personal exposure to civil liability with respect to a government violation of citizens’ Constitutional rights.
That’s a big story on the ‘trampling your rights’ front.
But in this ‘authoritarian moment’ we find ourselves living in, it isn’t the only one these goofballs have been pushing.
An interim House committee report released Monday details how the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), a group within the Homeland Security Department, “colluded” with Big Tech and “disinformation” partners to censor Americans.
The report was prepared by the staff for the Committee of the Judiciary and the select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government.
The 36-page report said: “The First Amendment recognizes that no person or entity has a monopoly on the truth, and that the ‘truth’ of today can quickly become the ‘misinformation’ of tomorrow. Labeling speech ‘misinformation’ or ‘disinformation’ does not strip it of its First Amendment protection. As such, under the Constitution, the federal government is strictly prohibited from censoring Americans’ political speech. The government also may not use third parties to bypass the First Amendment and conduct censorship by proxy. — NewsMax
It isn’t stopping there — House GOP is following up with a White House staffer whose fingerprints have been all over Team Biden’s nasty little habit of online censorship:
The House Judiciary Committee on Friday invited outgoing White House director of digital strategy Rob Flaherty to testify about his efforts to “censor” social media conversations — setting up a potential showdown with a key player in the Biden administration’s “flagging” of content for removal.
“Due to your personal and direct involvement in the executive branch’s efforts to censor or remove certain viewpoints on social media, we believe that you are uniquely situated to advance our oversight and inform potential legislative reforms,” Chairman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) wrote to Flaherty.
Jordan wrote that “a government-approved or facilitated censorship regime poses a grave threat to the First Amendment and Americans’ civil liberties” and asked Flaherty to “contact Committee staff as soon as possible but by no later than 5:00 p.m. on July 7, 2023, to schedule your transcribed interview.” — NYPost
But wait, there’s more!
(Isn’t there always?)
State and local election officials used a federal portal intended for reporting supposed misinformation to instead “silence critics and political opponents” including Texas GOP Sen. Ted Cruz, according to a report by Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee.
Fearing political blowback after the department’s Disinformation Governance Board brought unwelcome “national awareness” to the subject in spring 2022, members of CISA’s subcommittee on misinformation, disinformation and “malinformation” (MDM) tried to mask its activities, the report found, citing internal meeting notes. (The board was disband in August 2022.) –JustTheNews
— House Judiciary GOP 🇺🇸 (@JudiciaryGOP) June 26, 2023
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Looks like some people need reminding about a Constitutional Republic — especially who works for whom.
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