Court rules Biden admin must hand over documents regarding social media collusion

by Summer Lane

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A Louisiana judge has ordered key members of Joe Biden’s administration to turn over any and all emails that they exchanged with Big Tech social media companies about censorship, according to a report from Newsmax.

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Eric Schmitt, who is currently acting as Missouri’s state Attorney General, stated on Twitter, “In May, we filed a landmark lawsuit against top ranking Biden Admin. officials for colluding with social media companies to censor free speech. We have already received documents that show their cozy relationship, and now we’re demanding more.”

Per Newsmax, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, along with Dr. Anthony Fauci, the chief medical advisor in the White House and the Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), must procure their communications for the court within the next 21 days.

Schmitt’s full comments regarding the lawsuit can be read in this Twitter thread.

Attorney General Schmitt elaborated on the lawsuit that kickstarted the handing over of communications and documents from the Biden administration’s officials.

“In July 2022, MO and LA served discovery requests and third-party subpoenas, demanding the documents from top-ranking Biden Administration officials and social media companies over their alleged collusion to suppress freedom of speech,” he continued in a Twitter thread.

On Sept. 1, Schmitt said that the DOJ was “refusing to produce communications between the most senior officials and social media companies,” so his office filed a “joint petition asking the Court to compel them to produce those documents.”

Further, he said that the DOJ had identified “45 federal officials who have interacted with social media companies on misinformation.” An additional 32 federal officials, including those within the White House, were allegedly also identified within Meta, Schmitt claimed.  

Interestingly, this latest news comes recently after Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg admitted during a podcast interview with Joe Rogan on “The Joe Rogan Experience” that his social media site, Facebook, had censored stories about Hunter Biden’s notorious laptop at the behest of the FBI.

Per RSBN, Zuckerberg said that although stories about the laptop were accessible, “distribution” was “decreased.”

Via the Newsmax report, the government defendants in this lawsuit will also be required to respond to discovery requests regarding Health and Human Services officials.

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