PELTOLA VOTED TO ALLOW FEDERAL CENSORSHIP
House Judiciary Chairman Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) is spearheading an investigation into a purported “misinformation” tracking group accused of stifling free speech on social media, with allegations of ties to the Biden administration.
The group in question, the Center for Countering Digital Hate, is a British nonprofit with an affiliated U.S. arm.
A recent lawsuit lodged by X Corp., previously known as Twitter, alleged the CCDH made “false” claims stating hate speech had surged on the platform since its October takeover by Elon Musk.
Earlier this year, Alaska Rep. Mary Peltola voted to allow federal workers to engage in censorship.
Rep. Jordan is demanding the CCDH produce records by Aug. 17 that could illustrate the extent of its alleged White House-linked censorship operations, according to a letter sent to the center.
A senior GOP congressional aide told reporters, “We know from the Facebook Files that the Center for Countering Digital Hate was working with the White House to censor speech, but how far did it go? Republicans want to find out, and of course subpoenas are on the table if we don’t get answers.”
The letter, obtained first by the Washington Examiner, marks the most recent advancement in the inquiry about how the Biden Administration is pressing private sector platforms to diminish the appearance of conservative speech, including that relating to the Covid-19 pandemic and policies, by labeling those opinions as “disinformation” or “misinformation.”
The public watchdog group, America First, has also waded into uncovering the practices at Facebook. It has filed a series of Freedom of Information Requests with the Department of Health and Human Serives, the FBI, and other agencies, seeking communication between the British censorship facilitation group and the Biden Administration.