The New Civil Liberties Alliance (NCLA) joined the case representing Stanford University medicine professor Dr. Jay Bhattacharya and Harvard University former medicine academician Martin Kulldorff as well as a former member of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) vaccine safety subgroup. Doctors Jill Hines and Aaron Kheriaty are also represented by NCLA in the suit.
"Public statements, emails, and recent publicly released documents establish that the president of the United States and other senior officials in the Biden administration violated the First Amendment by directing social media companies to censor viewpoints that conflict with the government's messaging on COVID-19," the NCLA press release read.
According to the complainants, insidious censorship was the direct result of the federal government's ongoing campaign to silence those who voice perspectives that deviate from those of the Biden administration.
"Social media platforms, acting at the federal government's behest, repeatedly censored NCLA's clients for articulating views on those platforms in opposition to government-approved views on COVID-19 restrictions," the lawsuit stated.
The government-induced censorship has imposed complete bans, temporary bans, "shadow bans" (where neither the user nor his audience is notified of the suppression of speech), deboosting, de-platforming, de-monetizing, restricting access to content, requiring users to take down content and imposing warning labels that require click-through to access the content.
Facebook has allegedly inserted warning labels on posts that may have challenged the CDC's claims regarding COVID. Twitter reportedly banned contradictory voices.
"This state action deprives Americans of their right to hear the views of those who are being silenced, a First Amendment corollary of the right to free speech. The government's policy of coercing social-media companies to censor plaintiffs' viewpoints should be declared unlawful and halted immediately," the NCLA press release stated.
America First Legal (AFL) foundation, a public charity group, recently obtained some secret correspondences revealing that top U.S. health officials worked hand-in-hand with Big Tech to moderate content related to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Related: CDC sent Big Tech platforms 'instructions' on who to censor.)
The documents were released back in July following a Freedom of Information Act request by the foundation. The said papers reportedly show that companies such as Twitter and Facebook were notified repeatedly by the CDC on how to moderate posts and what are to be flagged as "misinformation."
One of the unearthed emails from May 2021 showed that Carol Crawford, CDC's Chief Digital of Media, sent to Twitter a list of tweets that the agency regarded as misinformation about vaccine shedding and microchips.
Similarly, FB was also found coordinating with CDC as Crawford also sent Meta a list of posts containing "disinformation." Facebook gave the CDC and Department of Health and Human Services $15 million in free advertising during the pandemic. The tech company also set up a misinformation reporting channel for CDC and Census Bureau officials to report posts to FB's team.
Moreover, CDC also asked Google to include its vaccine finder page at the top of search results about the vaccine, and one of the search engine's employees said they were working with the CDC to set up a "Question Hub" related to the pandemic.
These explosive smoking-gun documents, obtained as a result of AFL's litigation against the Biden Administration, conclusively demonstrate that Big Tech has unlawfully colluded with the federal government to silence, censor, and suppress Americans' free speech and violate their First Amendment rights.
"The government is expressly prohibited from censoring competing or dissenting viewpoints or from silencing its political opponents, whether it does so directly or whether it uses an outside corporation to achieve its draconian, totalitarian ends. AFL will not rest in the fight against illegal collusion between Big Tech and Big Government to trample on your voices and the Bill of Rights," said AFL President Stephen Miller.
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