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CENSORSHIP: Biden WH Fails To Dismiss Conservative Media Suit — Here’s The 411

If the court rules in their favor, the Biden WH will find censorship much more difficult

The goal is for certain forms of limiting speech the Biden White House has been engaged in to be declared unconstitutional and illegal.

The case names Blinken and 5 other officials in a case where plaintifss allege the WH has been trying to bankrupt disfavored opinions. (Read: conservative)

In a court order Tuesday, a U.S. District judge rejected the Biden State Department’s attempts to dismiss a censorship lawsuit brought by The Daily Wire, The Federalist, and the State of Texas.

The Daily Wire lawsuit, filed jointly by the New Civil Liberties Alliance with The Federalist and Texas in December of 2023 to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, alleges that the U.S. State Department is engaging with and promoting censorship technology designed to bankrupt domestic media outlets with disfavored political opinions.
The lawsuit, which also names Secretary of State Antony Blinken and five other officials as defendants, asks the court to declare the State Department’s attempt to interfere with domestic speech illegal and to permanently bar it from developing, promoting, or encouraging others to use technology to de-amplify, shadow ban, or restrict “the lawful speech of the American press and Americans.”
The State Department’s scheme, the complaint states, is “one of the most audacious, manipulative, secretive, and gravest abuses of power and infringements of First Amendment rights by the federal government in American history.”


At the center of the lawsuit is the federal funding of entities like ‘NewsGuard’, which purports to be a fact-checker. In reality it has been targeting sites like ClashDaily to be discredited as ‘fake news’ so that Big Tech (Google Ads, for instance) can justify demonetizing them by squeezing their ad revenue.

As The Daily Wire reported in December, GEC was founded in 2011 as the Center for Strategic Counterterrorism Communications and tasked with countering the propaganda of foreign terrorists like Al Qaeda. In 2016, it was renamed, but kept the same counterterrorism mission. Congress has made clear that “none of the funds authorized” for the entity “shall be used for purposes other than countering foreign propaganda.”
Nonetheless, GEC turned its focus on Americans, the complaint alleges, using taxpayer funds to finance the development and promotion of censorship organizations such as NewsGuard and the Global Disinformation Index (GDI), which regularly target conservative media outlets such as The Daily Wire and The Federalist with the stated goal of limiting ad revenue.
The New Civil Liberties Alliance’s Mark Chenoweth, who is representing the outlets, said “the federal government cannot do indirectly what the First Amendment forbids it from doing directly.”
GDI’s main product is a “Dynamic Exclusion List” of media outlets that it says present a “high risk for disinformation.” It licenses the list to advertisers, who adopt it as a convenient way to avoid boycotts from the Left. That playbook was deployed last month against Elon Musk, when blue-chip advertisers were persuaded to stop advertising on the platform because the Left-wing Media Matters group claimed that big companies’ ads occasionally appeared near objectionable content.

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We can’t be the only Conservative website this tactic is impacting. So you might want to share this story around, and check some of your other conservative website subscriptions, too. (After you’ve checked on this one. Naturally.)

If we know we’re in a fight. We should play to win.

That includes guarding our information channels from malfeasance of the left.

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Wes Walker is the author of "Blueprint For a Government that Doesn't Suck". He has been lighting up since its inception in July of 2012. Follow on twitter: @Republicanuck