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Sep 1, 2022 18 tweets 5 min read Read on X
🚨In May, We filed a landmark lawsuit against top ranking Biden Admin. officials for colluding with social media companies to censor free speech. We have already received documents that show their cozy relationship, and now we’re demanding more. 🧵
In July of 2022, MO and LA served discovery requests and third-party subpoenas, demanding documents from top-ranking Biden Administration officials and social media companies over their alleged collusion to suppress freedom of speech.
The Department of Justice is refusing to produce communications between the most senior officials and social media companies – yesterday we filed a joint petition asking the Court to compel them to produce those documents.
Here’s what we know so far. DOJ identified 45 federal officials who have interacted with social media companies on misinformation.
Beyond DOJ, Meta identified 32 additional federal officials including White House Officials who communicated with them, and YouTube identified 11 federal officials including White House Officials who communicated with them, many of whom were not disclosed by DOJ.
This is a vast censorship enterprise, and the American people deserve to see the truth. Here are examples that already prove that federal officials and social media companies are coordinating on censorship, and we’re not close to being done yet:
A senior FB official sent an email to the Surgeon General stating, “I know our teams met today to better understand the scope of what the White House expects from us on misinformation going forward.” This email chain follows the SG’s “misinformation health advisory” in July 2021. ImageImage
The same senior official sent a later email to HHS and noted, "Thanks again for taking the time to meet earlier today." Then, the official continued to discuss how Facebook is taking even more steps to censor freedom of speech… ImageImage
Further communications show that Facebook is “increasing the strength of our demotions for COVID and vaccine-related content that third party fact checkers rate as ‘Partly False’ or ‘Missing Context.’
That content will now be demoted at the same strength that we demote any content on our platform rated ‘False.’”
Twitter scheduled a meeting to debrief top White House Officials on “vaccine misinformation.” Image
There are several instances where Facebook wouldn’t proceed with censoring freedom of speech on their platform until they had input, or a “debunking” from the CDC. Twitter followed the same course in at least one email. ImageImage
The CDC also proposed a monthly debunking meeting with Facebook to help them censor free speech as well as regular “Be on the Lookout” calls with major social media outlets. Image
A White House official was even concerned about parody Fauci accounts and coordinated with Facebook to take them down. Image
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) reached out to Twitter, Google, Meta, and Microsoft following the botched rollout of DHS’ Disinformation Governance Board: ImageImage
The Deputy Secretary at Treasury sought to connect with social media platforms and influence operations on social media. ImageImage
This is just the beginning. We’ve beat the Biden Administration in court in this case, and we plan to do it again.
Missouri and Louisiana will continue to fight to get to the bottom of this alleged collusion and expose the suppression of freedom of speech by social media giants at the behest of top-ranking government officials.…

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Feb 29
As Joe Biden heads to the border today for nothing more than a glorified photo op - it’s worth laying out the case of exactly how Biden created the crisis at the border.

A thread 🧵
On Biden’s first day in office, January 20, 2021, Biden terminated the national emergency at the southwestern border. He halted construction of the border wall.

Same day: Biden reversed a Trump Era executive order. The executive order put restrictions on immigration from countries associated with terrorism.

Same day: Biden pauses deportations for 100 days.

Same day: Biden reverses yet another Trump policy. This policy told law enforcement to enforce the immigration laws of the United States.
February 2021:
Biden stops applying Title 42 expulsions to children at the border.

CDC exempts unaccompanied alien children from Title 42 expulsion requirements.
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Sep 21, 2023
🚨THREAD: The Biden campaign is hiring Rob Flaherty to combat “misinformation.” Flaherty was a key player in the Biden WH's "censorship enterprise." Here’s what we found out in MO v. Biden, and why this should concern everyone.…
Flaherty is a defendant in Missouri v. Biden, the lawsuit that I filed that uncovered evidence that the Biden White House colluded with social media companies to censor speech. Flaherty served as the White House director of digital strategy.
In April 2021, Flaherty and other HHS officials had a “Twitter Vaccine Misinfo Briefing” with Twitter to talk about deplatforming those who spread misinformation.
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Jul 10, 2023
🚨 Today, a federal court denied the Biden Administration's motions to stay the injunction in Missouri v. Biden. This is a big victory, and continues to ensure that the Biden Administration can't censor speech online.

Here are a few notable quotes from the order ->
The Court states, "the First Amendment free speech rights of Plaintiffs by far outweighs the Defendants' interests."
Here's another gem: "...the only effect of staying the Preliminary Injunction would be to free Defendants to urge, encourage, pressure, or induce the removal, deletion, suppression, or reduction of content containing protected free speech on social media platforms."
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Jun 6, 2023
79 years ago these brave young men liberated a continent and saved the world. Thank you. Image
“Soldiers, Sailors, and Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force!
You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you.
In company with our brave Allies and brothers-in-arms on other Fronts, you will bring about the destruction of the German war machine, the elimination of Nazi tyranny over the oppressed peoples of Europe, and security for ourselves in a free world.
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Mar 30, 2023
The First Amendment is the beating heart of our Constitution.

The First Amendment is integral to maintaining our republican form of government and the belief that we are a country of free people, not oppressive government.
Until the Missouri v. Biden lawsuit and later the Twitter Files, the Biden Administration’s efforts to coerce social media companies behind the scenes, through meetings and emails, was behind the scenes.
The Missouri v. Biden lawsuit also obtained documents revealing that multiple federal agencies have pressured & colluded with social media companies to flag & censor large numbers of accounts.
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Mar 28, 2023
It’s Time To Dismantle The Administrative State…
The “Administrative State” is completely antithetical to the vision of our founders. It gives unelected bureaucrats the power to enact rules that have the full force and effect of law. It needs to be dismantled.
Lurking in the depths of agencies dotted around DC is a network of bureaucrats who possess incredible amounts of power. On a whim, with a guidance letter or a rule, they can ruin your livelihood — and they’re not accountable to you in any way shape or form.
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