(LibertySociety.com) – The attempt to censor Americans on social media by agencies working within the Biden administration has been a hot topic of discussion since the release of the Twitter files after Elon Musk bought the company. Those revelations showed that various agencies were scouring through every nook and cranny within the political world of Twitter posts to prevent speech they disagreed with. The agencies, including the FBI, were sending tweets that they felt violated the companies’ rules to top executives in the company, asking for their removal. They also sent names of many accounts they believed should be suspended, with Twitter following the recommendations on many occasions.
Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, wished to reveal the censorship efforts of the Biden administration with other social media platforms. The committee subpoenaed communications between the White House and Facebook, but the company initially refused to hand over the documents. Jordan threatened to hold Meta (Facebook) CEO Mark Zuckerberg in contempt of Congress with a scheduled vote, which led to the company finally agreeing to cooperate and hand over the documents that were requested. Jordan posted a long Twitter thread that revealed how Americans’ First Amendment rights were violated by the government.
Jordan posted what he referred to as “SMOKING-GUN” communications between Facebook employees about the pressure they were facing from “external stakeholders,” which included the Biden administration, to take down posts. Another email discussed the frustration that a senior adviser at the White House had with the company after it did not take down a post that they had requested. Jordan highlighted how Facebook seemed to be afraid of not complying with requests from the White House. He showed proof that the Surgeon General for the Biden administration had compelled the company to change its policies regarding information shared about the pandemic after questioning why certain individuals who challenged the official narrative did not have their posts censored or removed. Jordan also blasted the company and Zuckerberg for withholding the documents from the committee and only turning them over after he threatened Zuckerberg with contempt.
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