Supreme Court Will Hear Case Challenging Federal Social Media Influence

 November 7, 2023

A lawsuit challenging the federal government's ability to meddle in social media has become about as heated as an argument can possibly get:

It's headed to the Supreme Court.

Former Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt, who is now a U.S. senator, filed a lawsuit together with the state of Louisiana and five individuals against the government.

Schmitt is fired up about the fact that Joe Biden's team seems to be allowed to censor social media posts with which they disagree. Reports and evidence in the case have suggested that federal officials "almost exclusively targeted conservative speech."

Current Missouri Attorney Andrew Bailey is the man handling the case now, and he is the person responsible for getting the case to the Supreme Court.

"This is the most important First Amendment suit in this nation's history," Bailey said. "We've uncovered a relationship of coercion and collusion between the federal government and big tech social media corporations to silence American voices in violation of the First Amendment right to free speech."

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