Legal Headwind: Biden Did Not See This Coming

Two Republican-led states, Missouri and Louisiana, sued President Biden and his top administrators for colluding with big social media companies.

This reported collusion was said to suppress Hunter Biden’s laptop story and hide coronavirus’ origins from the general public.

Biden Faces a New Lawsuit

The lawsuit is filed in the US District Court for the Western District of Louisiana by the attorney generals of Louisiana and Missouri.

According to the lawsuit, the incumbent administration worked with giant social media companies, including META, YouTube, and Twitter, under the name of combating misinformation to censor anti-Democrat narratives.

The head of the newly established “Disinformation Governance Board” under the Department of Homeland Security, Nina Jankowicz, has also been sued.

Since the establishment of the board, both Republican and Democratic lawmakers have censured this measure of the administration, which apparently aims at limiting free speech.

Likewise, DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, the Department of Health and Human Services, Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, along with other top government officials and organizations are the defendants in the lawsuit.

As per the filings, the federal government suppressed free speech, which is the “greatest assault” on the American constitution by any government.

Similarly, the defendants used their political influence to “threaten,” “coerce,” and “pressurize” social media companies to censor a specific narrative, as per the suit.

The attorney generals mentioned specific examples to substantiate their allegations against the defendants.

For instance, downplaying Hunter Biden’s laptop scandal, COVID Wuhan lab leak evidence, the vulnerability of mail-in voting, and over-emphasizing masks’ efficacy were some of the avenues in which the government colluded with big tech, the lawsuit mentioned.

Biden and Big Tech Are Pursuing the Same Goal

According to the attorney general of Louisiana, Jeff Landry, big tech is emerging as an “extension” of Biden’s government, as both of them are working together to snatch fundamental protections from Americans.

Instead of working for the county, both of them are busy “demonizing” others for thinking differently.

For undermining the COVID lab leak story, the lawsuit mentioned Facebook, noting the platform censored posts that mentioned lab leaks, while Twitter is majorly responsible for censoring Hunter’s story.

The suit also noted that Dr. Fauci exchanged emails with the founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, and asked him to control information regarding COVID.

Furthermore, YouTube is accused of targeting Republican senators Rand Paul and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis when both of them questioned the efficacy of cloth masks to control the pandemic.

In their bid to propagate big government messaging, Jen Psaki, the White House press secretary, and Surgeon General Vivek Murthy already stated social media companies should do more to fight “misinformation.”

Not only this, but Democrats’ bid to promote mail-in voting in the 2020 presidential election is also mentioned in the lawsuit.