Last November, Glenn interviewed Louisianna AG Jeff Landry about his investigations into corruption regarding the government's COVID-19 response. Today, Landry tweeted THIS bombshell: the White House pressured Facebook to censor Tucker Carlson and others who criticized the safety and efficacy of COVID vaccines.
Landry tweeted a screenshot of internal emails between Biden's Director of Digital Strategy, Rob Flaherty, and a Facebook employee, whose name was blacked out in the post, revealing that Flaherty pressured the Facebook employee to censor Tucker Carlson in an effort to "reduce" COVID vaccine misinformation. The email from Flaherty to the Facebook employee reads:
Since we've been on the phone — the top post about vaccines today is tucker Carlson saying they don't work. Yesterday was Tomi Lehren saying she won't take one. This is exactly why I want to know what "Reduction" actually looks like — if "reduction" means "pumping our most vaccine hesitant audience with tucker Carlson saying it doesn't work" then...I'm not sure it's reduction!
The Facebook employee, signaling further action regarding Flaherty's request, responded, "Thanks—I saw the same thing when we hung up. Running this down now."
Though perhaps Landry’s post would have come as a surprise several months ago, news of big government’s collusion with social media to censor conservatives has become “expected” since the bombshell Twitter Files dropped. The files revealed that the Biden admin and FBI pressured and—in some cases—PAID Twitter to censor content, like the New York Post's Hunter Biden’s laptop story, conservatives spokespeople like Charlie Kirk and Dan Bongino, and even permanently suspending Trump's profile altogether. Fox News host Tucker Carlson has just joined the list of high-profile conservatives who have been silenced by this collusion.
News of big government's collusion with social media to censor conservatives has become "expected" since the bombshell Twitter files.
While many politicians are "all talk" when it comes to holding the deep state and Big Tech accountable, Landry and other State AGs have actually started taking the Biden admin and Big Tech to task. Landry and former Missouri AG Eric Schmitt sued the Biden admin in May 2022 for pressuring and colluding with social media giants to suppress free speech—long before the Twitter Files broke. When Schmitt was sworn in as Senator on Jan 5, 2023, he was replaced by Andrew Bailey, who, during his swearing-in ceremony said, "We now have hard evidence that President Biden’s Administration colluded with social media companies to censor differing viewpoints and silence ‘misinformation.'" Landry, Schmitt, and Bailey are leading the legal fight to hold the Biden admin accountable for using Big Tech to censor and suppress the American people.
"We now have hard evidence that President Biden’s Administration colluded with social media companies to censor differing viewpoints and silence ‘misinformation.'"
As Glenn wrote regarding the Twitter files, "The press doing the bidding of the government is what they had in Soviet Russia or what they have in China and North Korea today." The Twitter Files and Landry's work continue to reveal that our government collusion is looking for like the global enemies of free speech. However, unlike our enemies, we have more hope and opportunity to hold these bad actors accountable through the work of freedom-loving and justice-seeking officials like Jeff Landry, Eric Schmitt, and Andrew Bailey.