Biden Administration Sued Over Conspiracy to Censor Disfavored Media Outlets

id5523437 Antony Blinken - The Japan Weeknd Magazine
The U.S. State Department and several Biden administration officials have been sued by the State of Texas and a pair of conservative media organizations for allegedly engaging in a conspiracy to censor, deplatform, and demonetize news outlets that are disfavored by the federal government.
The complaint, which was filed on Dec. 6 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, accuses the State Department of acting through its Global Engagement Center (GEC) to fund and otherwise back censorship technology and private censorship enterprises “to covertly suppress speech of a segment of the American press.”
The plaintiffs—which include media outlets The Daily Wire and The Federalist—accuse the State Department, Secretary of State Antony Blinken, and several GEC officials of actively intervening in the news-media market by creating blacklists of disfavored press outlets that are labeled as purveyors of “disinformation,” with the aim of making them unprofitable….

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