At least we are told that.
In practice, however, more and more information is coming out that tells the everyday American that censorship is alive and well here in the United States and it’s a game to the people inflicting the practice on the people.
Take the lawsuit filed by Missouri’s Attorney General Eric Schmitt recently. He accuses the Biden Administration of working with the tech giants to keep alternate information from their narratives off the internet platforms they control.
Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt and Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry filed the lawsuit Thursday in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana. The suit accuses top-ranking government officials of working with the giant social media companies Meta, Twitter, and YouTube “under the guise of combating misinformation” in order to achieve greater censorship.
The lawsuit names Nina Jankowicz, the head of the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) new “Disinformation Governance Board,” which has received severe backlash from both Democratic and Republican lawmakers for limiting free speech. Lawmakers have expressed concern specifically with the appointment of Jankowicz, who promoted the widely-discredited Christopher Steele dossier and repeated the narrative that Hunter Biden’s laptop was a product of a Russian disinformation campaign.
DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra, Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, and Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Jen Easterly are also named as defendants in the filing.
The defendants allegedly “coerced, threatened, and pressured social media platforms to censor disfavored speakers and viewpoints by using threats of adverse government action,” according to the filing.
All things that do need to be answered.