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E&C Republican Leaders Demand White House Share their Big Tech Censorship Correspondences


09.13.22

Washington, D.C. — President Biden and his administration continue to collude with Big Tech companies to shut down speech online simply because it doesn’t fit into their shared liberal agenda. Now, thanks to recent efforts by Attorneys General from Missouri and Louisiana, the administration has revealed some information about the direct relationship between high-ranking White House officials and social media companies.

The information revealed shows how quick Big Tech is to censor Americans to appease their Democrat allies in the White House.

The White House has admitted to flagging content for these companies to censor and went so far as to arrange regular meetings with Big Tech companies to brainstorm who they should silence next.  

These efforts are unconstitutional and an affront to the First Amendment. Energy and Commerce Republicans want to ensure the White House is completely transparent with Americans about how they and Big Tech are actively working to silence people online. That is why House Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), Communications and Technology Subcommittee Republican Leader Bob Latta (R-OH), and Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee Republican Leader Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) today urged President Biden to preserve and share any records of the administration’s efforts to collude with Big Tech to censor Americans online.  

Excerpts and highlights from the letter: 

“Administration officials have previously described conservative users as their political enemies, and we have previously expressed our concern that the administration’s recent actions could lead private companies to censor conservatives due to increased White House pressure.” 

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“We write to express our continued concerns with the behavior of your administration and federal agencies, and to request documents and information regarding these reports.”   

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“Twitter employees took several meetings from top Biden administration officials regarding speech by a conservative user of their platform. This information suggests that a specific conservative individual was targeted by White House officials, Twitter employees were aware of pressure from the White House official, and the censorship of the individual followed discussions between the White House official and Twitter.” 

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“These facts raise serious questions about the pressure your administration and executive agencies are putting on companies to increase censorship and utilize these companies to censor speech that you are prohibited from restricting under the First Amendment.” 

CLICK HERE to read the full letter to President Biden. 

CLICK HERE to read the New York Post’s exclusive coverage of the letter.

 

 

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