SCOTUS rejects conservative challenge to social media pressure case

by ian

To the disappointment of conservative social media users, the Supreme Court threw out a case yesterday that claimed the government pressured social media giants to censure COVID-related information.

The court ruled 6-3 that the plaintiffs did not have sufficient evidence proving that the Biden administration forced these companies to remove so-called COVID “misinformation.”

Justice Amy Coney Barrett, who wrote the majority opinion, said that while there is evidence that the White House “played a role” in social media content moderation, the evidence was not enough.

Legal scholar Jonathan Turley said the problem is that the government is engaging in “surrogate” censorship, an issue that the court allegedly cannot rule against based on current laws.