Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry (R) just released a document revealing that the White House pressured Facebook into censoring the Fox News Channel's Tucker Carlson.
Landry didn't specify from where he got the document, which, at the top, is labeled "confidential."
This appears, however, to be related to the lawsuit that Landry and Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt (R) filed against the Biden administration in May 2022.
In that lawsuit, Landry and Schmitt alleged that the Biden administration colluded with Facebook and other Big Tech companies to silence their political opposition, specifically, with regard to such topics as the 2020 presidential election and the COVID-19 pandemic.
Landry and Schmitt obtained a partial victory in July when a court ordered the Biden administration to hand over communications that took place between the administration and Big Tech companies.
The documents obtained supported Landry and Schmitt's allegations against the Biden administration. The Daily Caller, in September, reported:
Dozens of federal officials across multiple agencies within the Biden administration communicated extensively with social media companies to coordinate censorship of information, according to internal documents released by Republican Attorneys General Eric Schmitt of Missouri and Jeff Landry of Louisiana.
Now, Landry has released a document showing the Biden administration specifically targeting the Fox News Channel's Tucker Carlson. And, it appears to be because Carlson said something that went against the administration's COVID-19 narrative.
The document shows communication between White House Director of Digital Strategy Rob Flaherty and an unnamed member of Facebook's staff that occurred on April 14, 2021.
Flaherty writes, "Since we've been on the phone — the top post about vaccines today is [T]ucker Carlson saying they don’t work. Yesterday it was Tomi Lehren [sic] saying she won’t take one."
He continues: "This is exactly why I want to know what ‘Reduction’ actually looks like — if ‘reduction’ means ‘pumping our most vaccine hesitant audience with [T]ucker Carlson saying it doesn’t work’ then … I’m not sure it’s reduction!"
It seems pretty clear that Flaherty, here, is chastising Facebook for not doing enough to censor users spreading Carlson's message.
The unnamed Facebook employee replied, "Thanks - I saw the same thing when we hung up. Running this down now."
At the time of this writing, neither Carlson nor Facebook nor the White House released a statement on the situation.
With stuff like this and with Elon Musk's release of the "Twitter Files," we are beginning to understand the extent of the government's relationship with Big Tech. It appears clear that the government worked with Big Tech to suppress anything that goes against official narratives. The question now is what, if anything, is going to be done about this.