COLUMN: Missouri senator, attorney general nearly alone in standing against government censorship on Facebook, Instagram, other social media

Josh Hawley gives far too much credit to his US Senate colleagues when he apologizes for allegedly not knowing the extent of the Biden administration’s conspiracy to silence domestic dissent.

“I don’t think they realize the scale, the breadth of the effort being directed by the government to stifle speech,” Hawley said said The Heartlander Thursday.

With all due respect to the Missouri senator’s tact, conservatives have known for a long time that they are being censored on social media. Shortly before the 2020 election, Twitter blocked an entire newspaper – the New York Post — from his account for his investigative reporting on Hunter Biden’s laptop, reporting proven accurate long ago. Meta CEO and Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg Admitted collusion with the FBI to silence the story.

Did the other US senators live under a rock and how big? is said boulders?

No, the truth is that senators, congressmen and most of the media simply don’t care that conservatives and stories that cast an unflattering light on liberals are routinely and possibly unconstitutionally censored.

The US Supreme Court can ultimately rule on legality after the 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a Texas law Banning social media companies from censoring posts because of their political views.

Or maybe the senators missed this bit of news?

They must also have overlooked the fact that a lawsuit by outgoing Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt, along with Louisiana AG, has already exposed collusion by the Biden administration and social media companies to censor speech the administration doesn’t like . emails received in suit “Detail months of apparent coordination between federal administration officials and social media giants…”

As Schmitts press release To put it bluntly, his lawsuit has found “a huge ‘censorship operation’ in a variety of federal agencies. In response to the Missouri and Louisiana interrogations, the defendants identified 45 federal officers at DHS, CISA, CDC, NIAID, and the Office of the Surgeon General (all included in either DHS or HHS) who interacted with social media platforms via ” misinformation’ and censorship.”

Or maybe senators missed a frightening report by The Intercept, which concluded that the Biden administration, even after the dissolution of its ominous disinformation governance board, is “quietly expanding efforts to contain speech.” The report is based on what the outlet says, “Years of internal (Department of Homeland Security) memos, emails and documents — obtained through leaks and an ongoing litigation, as well as public documents.”

That being said, there’s plenty of other evidence — including the fact that YouTube took a St. Louis radio station offline earlier this year just to talk about it a poll in which 50% of Americans said cheating transformed the 2020 presidential election.

But aside from Josh Hawley, Florida Senator Marco Rubio, and a few others, all we get from Congress is crickets.

The big mass of the media doesn’t seem to care either. Of course it’s the conservative ox that gets gored, right?

“You know, I think the media loves it,” Hawley told me. “The liberal media absolutely love it because they want Conservatives are censored.”

The fact is, while conservative censorship is an open secret, it wouldn’t be a big issue in political or media circles were it not for the tenacity of Missouri’s incumbent senator and outward-looking attorney general – who will join Hawley in the US Senate coming January.

Schmitt will be joining a sadly exclusive club: the scandalously small group of DC officials who deem government censorship of Americans’ speech Orwellian, un-American and totalitarian. In other words, as scary as it gets.