On Tuesday, a federal judge ruled Biden Administration officials must release records of communications they have had with Big Tech companies.
The Biden administration was sued by Louisiana and Missouri attorneys general, alleging collusion between Big Tech companies and the government to suppress speech in the United States. US District Judge Terry Doughty ruled in favor of the two states.
Released on August 31st, the first batch of evidence showed over fifty government officials from many different agencies were actively pressuring Big Tech companies to censor users of their platforms.
However, the administration has been stalling releasing all information, particularly information related to Fauci and Karine Jean-Pierre.
But the ruling demanded both Fauci and Jean-Pierre were required to comply with the requests. Doughty said, “First, the requested information is obviously very relevant to Plaintiffs’ claims. Dr. Fauci’s communications would be relevant to Plaintiffs’ allegations in reference to alleged suppression of speech relating to the lab-leak theory of COVID-19’s origin, and to alleged suppression of speech about the efficiency of masks and COVID-19 lockdowns. Jean-Pierre’s communications as White House Press Secretary could be relevant to all of Plaintiffs’ examples.”
Jenin Younes, litigation counsel for the New Civil Liberties Alliance said in a statement, “We know from the previous round of discovery that efforts to censor the speech of those who disagree with the government on covid policy have come from the top. Americans deserve to know Anthony Fauci’s participation in this enterprise, especially since he has publicly demanded that specific individuals, including two of our clients, Jay Bhattacharya and Martin Kulldorff, be censored on social media.”
Younes went on to add, “It is time for Dr. Fauci to answer for his flagrant disregard for Americans’ constitutional rights and civil liberties.”