Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry says the release of the “Twitter Files” confirms that the Biden administration colluded with Big Tech to censor particular views online.
Landry joined Family Research Council President Tony Perkins on his Wednesday show to discuss how bombshell revelations in the files confirm the censorship allegations made in his lawsuit. “The government…was actively involved in suppressing the speech of Americans through social platforms,” Landry said. He referenced confirmed censorship occurrences on Twitter like the Hunter Biden laptop scandal and the targeted suppression of views that questioned the official narrative on COVID-19.
Landry said he also has evidence that social media platforms purposefully censored information during the 2020 presidential election.
“This is something you would normally see happen in a communist, totalitarian-type state,” he added. “This is exactly the kind of conduct the First Amendment…was put in place to prevent.”
Landry argued that such government overreach reduces “citizens” to “subjects of the government.”
“If we don’t have a democracy under which Americans are free to exercise their speech, free to discuss their ideas in a marketplace of ideas, then we are no better off than in a communist country,” he said.
The lawsuit, which includes former Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt as a plaintiff, specifically cited original research from Media Research Center and its CensorTrack database in its case-in-chief.
Last year, MRC published its findings of 646 cases in CensorTrack of pro-Biden censorship between March 10, 2020, and March 10, 2022. This number included cases from Biden’s presidential candidacy through the first year of his presidency. One-hundred and forty cases found in the study specifically involved Big Tech platforms censoring people for sharing stories about the Hunter Biden laptop scandal.
MRC’s findings also confirmed that Twitter’s intentional suppression of the Hunter Biden laptop story helped sway the 2020 presidential election in Biden’s favor.
Conservatives are under attack. Contact your representatives and demand that Big Tech be held to account to mirror the First Amendment while providing transparency, clarity on “hate speech” and equal footing for conservatives. If you have been censored, contact us at the CensorTrack contact form, and help us hold Big Tech accountable.