(FiveNation.com)- In the complaint that claims the US government forced the censoring of state officials and others on social media, there are now more than 50 government defendants.
Included in the second amended complaint in the Missouri v. Biden lawsuit,
six additional agencies (raising the total to 13), and 41 additional defendants, reaching 54.
According to reports, The First Amendment rights of the plaintiffs were allegedly violated by 67 officials or agencies accused of engaging in a censorship racket.
The agencies are accused of pressuring Big Tech companies like Facebook, Google, and Twitter to take action against users who were allegedly spreading false information.
The assertions have been supported by discovery evidence, including communications between White House representatives and Meta, Facebook’s parent corporation, and correspondence documenting interactions between administration representatives and the companies.
The new defendants include:
The State Department
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
The former White House Senior COVID-19 adviser, Andrew Slavitt
Dana Remus, Joe Biden’s lawyer
Elvis Chan, a San Francisco-based FBI special agent
Janell Muhammed, the department’s deputy digital director
Alison Snell, a representative of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)
Mark Robbins, the FBI interim executive director
According to reports, officials may have communicated with Big Tech companies about content moderation. Those involve:
The New York Post’s story about Hunter Biden’s laptop.
The Biden administration’s since-disbanded Disinformation Governance Board.
Election security, integrity, outcomes, and public confidence in election outcomes, not including foreign interference.
Emails indicate that Slavitt spoke with Facebook about battling suspected disinformation.
The plaintiffs claimed that the messages demonstrate Facebook’s dedication to de-emphasizing and banning content that departs from the government’s vaccination narrative. According to exchanges previously made public, Slavitt urged Twitter to suspend independent journalist Alex Berenson.
Meanwhile, Muhammad contacted Facebook to request that it remove any sites and accounts that were reportedly falsely claiming to be affiliated with the government.
According to reports, other information has led plaintiffs to believe that the FDA had engaged in federally-induced suppression of personal expression on social media concerning problems of vaccination safety and effectiveness.
The FBI has outright refused to comment to the media. The other agencies involved did not reply to requests for comment.
What could they possibly say to redeem themselves at this point?