'Happy Independence Day everyone': RFK Jr exults over judge blocking Biden admin from contacting social media companies

By Jen Krausz on
 July 6, 2023

Democrat presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. exulted over a federal judge's ruling to temporarily block the Biden administration from contacting social media companies, some of which have censored him in the past.

Trump-appointed U.S. District Judge Terry A. Doughty sided -- at least for now -- with the plaintiffs, who said the administration was using the private companies to do what it was not allowed to do because of the First Amendment, namely censor people's free speech.

“If the allegations made by Plaintiffs are true, the present case arguably involves the most massive attack against free speech in United States’ history. In their attempts to suppress alleged disinformation, the Federal Government, and particularly the Defendants named here, are alleged to have blatantly ignored the First Amendment’s right to free speech,” Doughty said.

Kennedy noted proudly that the ruling mentioned him on page 17. Children’s Health Defense, a nonprofit he heads, was considered one of the "Disinformation Dozen" by Facebook.

He was also considered a spreader of misinformation by The Virality Project, according to the decision.

Apparently, the Biden administration contacted social media companies about items it considered disinformation or misinformation on a regular basis during the COVID-19 pandemic, and it could do the same thing to impact what information can get out to voters ahead of 2024 as well.