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Missouri A.G. sues Biden Administration officials for alleged social media censorship

The Missouri Attorney General, alongside the Louisiana Attorney General, filed a lawsuit against several key players in the Biden Administration for “allegedly colluding with Social Media Giants” in censoring conspiracy theories and misinformation on social media.

Attorney General Eric Schmitt, also a Republican Senate candidate, announced the suit on Thursday, alongside Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry.

“Missourians and Americans use social media platforms, which are now ubiquitous in our modern society, to discuss topics like the efficacy of masks and the veracity of the lab-leak theory,” Schmitt said in a press release. “In direct contravention to the First Amendment and freedom of speech, the Biden Administration has been engaged in a pernicious campaign to both pressure social media giants to censor and suppress speech and work directly with those platforms to achieve that censorship in a misguided and Orwellian campaign against ‘misinformation.'”

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