April 28, 2021
From Fox News:
Judicial Watch, a government transparency watchdog group, announced Tuesday that it has obtained documents allegedly showing California officials colluding with social media giants to censor speech surrounding the 2020 elections – including some of its own posts.
The group also said a communications firm linked to the Biden campaign played a role in determining which posts should be censored by creating “Misinformation Daily Briefings” that the officials shared with Twitter, Facebook and Google.
“These new documents suggest a conspiracy against the First Amendment rights of Americans by the California Secretary of State, the Biden campaign operation, and Big Tech,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “These documents blow up the big lie that Big Tech censorship is ‘private’ – as the documents show collusion between a whole group of government officials in multiple states to suppress speech about election controversies.”
Judicial Watch said it received more than 500 pages of documents from California’s Secretary of State as part of a public records request stemming from a December report that the state’s Office of Election Cybersecurity had been monitoring social media posts and had successfully asked Big Tech to remove or flag at least two dozen messages.
In one instance, YouTube allegedly removed one of Judicial Watch’s own videos after a California Secretary of State official reached out to the video-sharing platform and sought to have it flagged as misleading.
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