In a win for free speech, a judge is now blocking Biden officials from contacting social media companies to censor and suppress content. Missouri and Louisiana spearheaded the case saying the federal government infringed on First Amendment rights.
And the list went on. Trump-appointed U.S. District Court Judge Terry Doughty sided with the plaintiffs in the ruling. Now, White House officials, the DOJ, the FBI, and the CDC cannot contact big tech companies in order to remove content.
In the ruling, Doughty said “each example or category of suppressed speech was conservative in nature,” which the judge called “quite telling.” Doughty called out the “viewpoint discrimination,” saying: “American citizens have the right to engage in free debate about the significant issues affecting the country…the evidence produced thus far depicts an almost dystopian scenario.”
Meanwhile, a White House official said the DOJ is reviewing the injunction and will “evaluate its options.”