Jim Jordan’s had a hectic year. His latest project investigates how the Biden White House pressured Social Media to silence free speech.
House Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH) is unveiling an investigation into a purported “misinformation” tracking group he says engaged in “censorship” of disfavored speech on social media alongside the Biden administration.
Center for Countering Digital Hate, a British nonprofit group with an affiliated U.S. charity, was accused in a Monday lawsuit by X Corp., formerly Twitter, of making “false” claims after alleging hate speech spiked on the platform since Elon Musk’s October takeover. Now, Jordan is demanding the center hand over records by Aug. 17 that could detail the extent of its White House-linked efforts targeting the First Amendment, according to a letter the chairman sent to the center on Thursday.
“We know from the Facebook Files that the Center for Countering Digital Hate was working with the White House to censor speech,” a senior GOP congressional aide with knowledge of the inquiry said. “But how far did it go? Republicans want to find out, and of course subpoenas are on the table if we don’t get answers.” —Washington Examiner
The Biden White House relied on CCDH in its unconstitutional pressure campaign against social media platforms to censor Americans. pic.twitter.com/L3ov1DWfdd
— House Judiciary GOP 🇺🇸 (@JudiciaryGOP) August 3, 2023
Earlier lawsuits have already highlighted how the White House pressured private companies to censor speech relating to that which must never be said about COVID. This includes many statements later proven factually accurate and questions we were forbidden to ask in public.
But Jordan has uncovered conversations in which W.H. staffers have directly called for censoring media organizations that lean to the political right.
THE FACEBOOK FILES PART 3.
Newly subpoenaed internal notes of meetings between Facebook executives and Biden Admin officials reveal more about the lengths the Biden White House wanted to go to control true speech on Facebook.
🧵 Thread: https://t.co/AeXrs1U8wr
— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) August 3, 2023
A key detail is spotlighted here:
The Biden White House pressured Facebook into altering its algorithm to favor the mainstream media like NYT over Daily Wire and “polarizing” people, new records show.
For this Administration, it’s all about control. pic.twitter.com/sxL8hUzTEM
— Congressman Ben Cline (@RepBenCline) August 3, 2023
They were using the power of their administration to silence political opposition to official D.C. narratives right from the get-go. (RFK Jr. could tell you all about that.)
American jurisprudence has made it very clear that anything the government is forbidden to do directly, they are also forbidden to do indirectly through the power of a proxy. That prohibition obviously extends to staffers like White House Digital Director Rob Flaherty.
In this instance, the government is Constitutionally forbidden to curtail speech. That means it is every bit as lawless to invite someone else to curtail speech on their behalf. That includes Social Media and their other Silicon Valley buddies.
This story is fresh, and Daily Wire is still weighing its options in light of this revelation. We do know that they happen to be the one company of any size that took Joe Biden to court over the ridiculous COVID jab mandate.
They won that case. They aren’t afraid to do it again.
In a Daily Wire story, “PROOF: White House Targeted Daily Wire,” they state that directly.
They are looking into their options.
This goes beyond just suing for damages. This could constitute a criminal act in which people from the White House AND Facebook could be held personally liable… for using the power of the government to suppress the Civil Rights of Americans.
Isn’t this a delicious development? Biden officials having media companies press charges against them for deliberate First Amendment violations?
This wouldn’t look good for the Democrats’ soul of the nation’ and ‘defenders of democracy’ brand now, would it?
Cross-Posted with Clash Daily