Anti-Free Speech WashPost Cries for More Election Censorship

July 11th, 2023 1:56 PM

The leftist Washington Post had an absolute cow over new restrictions on government censorship efforts in a brazen defense of online election interference.

The Washington Post is crushed by a pro-free speech injunction restricting the federal government from colluding with Big Tech to censor free speech online. The Constitution’s First Amendment has been upheld by U.S. District Judge Terry A. Doughty, but The Post is prophesying disaster, insisting on government-coordinated censorship leading into the 2024 election: “Social media injunction unravels plans to protect 2024 elections.

Why is The Post defending election interference in the form of censorship, especially since MRC previously found that censorship stole the 2020 election?

“A July 4 injunction that places extraordinary limits on the government’s communications with tech companies undermines initiatives to harden social media companies against election interference, civil rights groups, academics and tech industry insiders say,” The Post announced. A Media Research Center poll previously found that censorship of the Hunter Biden scandal helped steal the 2020 election for Joe Biden. U.S. elections need less, not more, censorship.

The Post mourned that the injunction, issued in response to a lawsuit from the Louisiana and Missouri attorneys general, came after “companies and the federal government spent years expanding efforts to combat online falsehoods.” Yet the much-censored Hunter Biden scandal and damning allegations of influence peddling by the Biden family turned out to be true. Where is The Post’s outrage about federal election interference through censoring facts?

The Post, of course, cited “experts” to sneer at the reality of anti-conservative bias in online censorship, dismissing charges of bias. “We have watched as conservatives have weaponized this kind of false idea of conservative bias throughout Silicon Valley,” Rashad Robinson, president of the leftist “civil rights” organization Color of Change, told The Post.

Shockingly, The Post dubbed supposed “misinformation” targeted by government censorship efforts as “election interference.”  “Already there are signs of how the judge’s order and other conservative moves are chilling efforts to combat election interference,” The Post wrote. “A day after the ruling, the State Department canceled its regular meeting with Facebook officials to discuss 2024 election preparations and hacking threats.” A less biased news outlet would call that a victory for free speech.

The Post specifically cited and played up the Election Integrity Partnership (EIP), which works with Big Tech and the government to censor before and during elections. The outlet even tried to pretend that restrictions on censorship can undermine the First Amendment, since they limit communication between big tech companies and the government. The Post sure has the world turned upside down.

Luckily for free speech advocates, Doughty denied the Biden administration’s request to stay the injunction, despite The Post’s haranguing. Multiple leftist outlets joined the chorus of condemnation for the injunction, however, including CNN and MSNBC. 

The Missouri and Louisiana lawsuit of the Biden administration cited exclusive research from MRC Free Speech America’s unique CensorTrack database.

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