Jim Jordan Exposes Biden Administration Online Censorship Regime

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Jim Jordan had an important message for the American people.

It’s one everyone needs to hear.

And Jim Jordan blew the whistle on the terrible way Joe Biden got caught breaking the law.

As Black Eye Politics reports:

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH) released internal Meta documents on Thursday that contained evidence of the Biden administration pressuring Facebook and Instagram to censor posts.

The Congressman said in a thread posted to X that he was unveiling “Part 1” of “The Facebook Files” and shared screenshots of the document which he said included “smoking-gun” evidence that “prove Facebook censored Americans because of Biden White House pressure.”

“Never-before-released internal documents subpoenaed by the Judiciary Committee PROVE that Facebook and Instagram censored posts and changed their content moderation policies because of unconstitutional pressure from the Biden White House,” Jordan began.

“During the first half of 2021, social media companies like Facebook faced tremendous pressure from the Biden White House — both publicly and privately — to crack down on alleged ‘misinformation.’”

“In April 2021, a Facebook employee circulated an email for Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg, writing: ‘We are facing continued pressure from external stakeholders, including the [Biden] White House’ to remove posts,” he added.

“In another April 2021 email, Nick Clegg, Facebook’s president for global affairs, informed his team at Facebook that Andy Slavitt, a Senior Advisor to President Biden, was ‘outraged . . . that [Facebook] did not remove’ a particular post.”

“What did the Biden White House want removed? A meme,” Jordan said and included a screenshot of a meme about COVID vaccines.

“That’s right, even memes weren’t spared from the Biden White House’s censorship efforts.”

“When Clegg ‘countered that removing content like that would represent a significant incursion into traditional boundaries of free expression in the US,’ Slavitt disregarded the warning and the First Amendment,” Jordan continued.

“What happened next? Facebook panicked. In another April 2021 email, Brian Rice, Facebook’s VP of public policy, raised the concern that Slavitt’s challenge felt ‘very much like a crossroads for us with the [Biden] White House in these early days.’”

“But Facebook wanted to repair its relationship with the White House to avoid adverse action: ‘Given what is at stake here, it would also be a good idea if we could regroup and take stock of where we are in our relations with the [White House], and our internal methods too,’” the Congressman added.

“This wasn’t the first time that the Biden White House was angry that Facebook didn’t censor more,” Jordan said. “According to these documents, the Biden White House demanded to know why Facebook had not censored a video from [journalist Tucker Carlson]. So, Facebook prepped its response.”

“To appease the Biden White House, talking points were drafted for Clegg. Facebook was ready to tell the White House that it had demoted a video posted by Tucker Carlson by 50% in response to the White House’s demands, even though the post didn’t violate any policies.”

“Public pressure mounted as well,” he said and included a link to a Reuters article. “In July 2021, President Biden publicly denounced Facebook and other social media platforms, claiming they were ‘killing people’ by not censoring alleged ‘misinformation.’”

“On August 2, 2021, Facebook admitted it was going to change its policies because of pressure from the Biden White House,” Jordan stated.

“August 2, 2021: ‘[Facebook’s] Leadership asked Misinfo Policy . . . to brainstorm some additional policy levers we can pull to be more aggressive against . . . misinformation. This is stemming from the continued criticism of our approach from the [Biden] administration.’”