Report: Claims against Biden threaten his censorship regime

March 22, 2023
World Net Daily

This story was originally published by the WND News Center.

A federal judge already has rejected the Biden administration's attempt to get out of a lawsuit over its collusion with tech companies to censor Americans.

But now a new report from Just the News explains how Biden's government-wide agenda to curtail what it claims is "misinformation" is facing an existential threat from the lawsuit.

Biden's scheme has included attempts, many successful, to censor what Americans are allowed to hear about COVID-19, Hunter Biden's laptop, and elections.

U.S. District Judge Terry Doughty concluded that the plaintiffs have standing to sue, and sufficiently alleged that federal coercion is responsible for the censorship program to eliminate their ideas on Facebook, Twitter, and others, and it's also likely to keep happening without court intervention.

"Their allegations are more than complaints of past wrongs," the judge, based in Louisiana, explained. The plaintiffs, besides several states, include epidemiologists Jay Bhattacharya and Martin Kulldorff.

They wrote the anti-lockdown Great Barrington Declaration. Another plaintiff is psychiatrist Aaron Kheriaty, who was fired from the University of California for refusing the take the experimental COVID vaccinations.

Doughty ruled, "The threat of future censorship is substantial, and the history of past censorship is strong evidence that the threat of further censorship is not illusory or merely speculative."

The judge said the plaintiff states have reasonably accused Biden of trampling on their "quasi-sovereign interests" to protect the expression of their residents.

Many of the case's points, as it heads to trial, will revolve around the First Amendment.

At issue are statements and comments that disagree with the state-chosen messaging on those controversial issues.

The report said, "The plaintiffs alleged a 'full scheme of coordination' that went beyond 'a few sporadic statements by a single congressman,' he wrote, referring to the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons' failed lawsuit against then-House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) for pressuring social media companies to censor purported vaccine misinformation."

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