Two US states file motion against Biden for suppressing free speech
Missouri and Louisiana file a lawsuit against the US President for suppressing free speech on social media.
The Missouri Attorney General's Office announced in a press release on Tuesday that two US states have filed lawsuits against the US President, claiming that he has colluded with social media giants to suppress free speech.
RIA Novosti quoted the press release, which said that the attorney generals of Missouri and Louisiana "filed a motion for preliminary injunction in their lawsuit against President Biden and other top-ranking government officials for allegedly colluding with social media giants such as Meta, Twitter and Youtube to censor and suppress free speech."
According to the motion, the online censorship being practiced by the US government affect large segments of the population, affecting hundreds of thousands of social media users, including many in Missouri and Louisiana.
“We may have forced the Biden Administration to forego its Disinformation Governance Board, but there is still a very real threat to Missourians and Americans’ right to free speech. The federal government must be halted from silencing any more Americans, and this motion for preliminary injunction intends to do just that."
Last month, the US Department of Homeland Security said will pause the agency's controversial only-weeks-old Disinformation Governance Board.
The board, which stated that its intended goal was to "coordinate countering misinformation related to homeland security” was panned by Republicans, Libertarians, and free speech advocates who likened it to the Orwellian "Ministry of Truth" from the classic novel 1984.
Critics heavily criticized the board, saying it was meant to police free speech and journalism instead of combating disinformation. Examples include statements by Jankowicz herself, who suggested that verified Twitters users should be allowed to edit other users' tweets if they think they're misleading.