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 July 11, 2023

Judge turns down Biden request to maintain contact with social media companies

A federal judge denied a request from the Biden administration to allow his administration to have contact with social media companies.

U.S. District Judge Terry Doughty issued the decision on Monday which will remain in place until the case is appealed.

The details

"The injunction does not affect everyone in the administration, but does target a few key players in the White House and in top federal agencies. Among them are specific White House officials — including Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre — and agencies and certain officials from the Homeland Security Department, the Health and Human Services Department, the DOJ and FBI," the Daily Wire reported.

"Some exceptions will be made particularly for law enforcement agencies with regard to efforts to flag criminal behavior, elevate national security concerns, and uncover potential election tampering," it added.

The ruling

“Although this Preliminary Injunction involves numerous agencies, it is not as broad as it appears,” Doughty wrote in his 13-page ruling.

“It only prohibits something the Defendants have no legal right to do — contacting social-media companies for the purpose of urging, encouraging, pressuring, or inducing in any manner, the removal, deletion, suppression, or reduction of content containing protected free speech posted on social-media platforms," he added.

The background

"Lawyers — led by Brian Boynton, principal deputy assistant attorney general — wrote in a filing last week that the order’s 'broad scope and ambiguous terms' prevent the government from engaging in a “vast range of lawful and responsible conduct,” the Hill reported.

"The ruling came after two Republican attorneys general alleged that federal officials 'coordinated and colluded' with social media platforms to target 'disfavored speakers, viewpoints, and content,'" it added.

The battle now continues with the hold in place until the appeals process is complete.

The matter became a major one following both the 2020 election controversy and during the COVID-19 pandemic, with federal government officials communicating with companies like Twitter and Facebook directly.

The American people will now be protected from the actions at least until the appeal is conducted which hopes to keep the separation permanent.

Written By:
Dillon Burroughs

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