State AGs Sue MORE Biden Officials Over Alleged Big Tech Collusion

October 11th, 2022 7:54 PM

The attorney generals suing members of the Biden administration for allegedly colluding with Big Tech to suppress free speech online have added 47 new defendants.

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt and Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry filed the original lawsuit earlier in the year, accusing the Biden administration of colluding with Big Tech to censor free speech under the guise of preventing the spread of so-called “misinformation.”

Schmitt said the new defendants include White House officials Andy Slavitt and Rob Flaherty, White House Counsel Dana Remus, FBI Section Chief for the Foreign Influence Task Force Laura Dehmlow, and CDC Deputy Communications Director Kate Galatas.

The amended complaint alleges that documents subpoenaed from Meta earlier in the year identify the officials responsible for communicating with the company to censor the Hunter Biden laptop story.

“Pursuant to the third-party subpoena, Meta has identified the FBI’s FITF, as supervised by Laura Dehmlow, and Elvis Chan as involved in the communications between the FBI and Meta that led to Facebook’s suppression of the Hunter Biden laptop story,” Schmitt added.

Media Research Center found that the censorship of the Hunter Biden laptop story helped sway the 2020 presidential election.

In addition to adding more defendants to the suit, Schmitt said they plan to depose more officials once they obtain permission from the court.

“...Missouri plans to request depositions of top-ranking officials and have filed a 2nd Amended Complaint adding 47 new defendants to our lawsuit against the fed government for allegedly colluding with social media giants to censor speech,” he tweeted.

NewsBusters reported earlier in the year that the U.S. government pressured tech companies to censor content that questioned the official narrative on COVID-19. 

Former White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki stated in 2021 that the Biden administration flagged “disinformation” on Facebook related to the pandemic.

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