This past Monday, October 25, 2021, the American Freedom Law Center (AFLC) filed an amended complaint detailing the conspiracy between the Biden administration and Twitter to censor speech critical of the administration’s COVID-19 vaccination policy, in violation of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
The lawsuit is pending in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, and it was filed on behalf of the named plaintiff, Dr. Colleen Huber, a well-respected and licensed naturopathic medical doctor in Arizona.
After posting a “tweet” on her Twitter account from a well-known Israeli newspaper reporting on findings of mortality rates relating to the COVID-19 vaccinations used in Israel, Twitter permanently suspended Dr. Huber for purportedly violating Twitter’s COVID-19 Policy. As the complaint alleges, Twitter is in reality enforcing the Biden administration’s policy to silence anyone critical of government policy relating to COVID-19 vaccinations.
In addition to addressing Twitter’s and the Biden administration’s violations of Dr. Huber’s constitutional liberties, this class action lawsuit seeks to protect the rights of everyone else similarly subject to censorship by Twitter and to protect those individuals in the future from this censorship.
AFLC Co-Founder and Senior Counsel David Yerushalmi commented:
“The Biden administration has entered into a conspiracy with Twitter and its CEO and controlling shareholder Jack Dorsey to silence criticism of government policy. This is not about the facts or about science. This, pure and simple, is government censorship of speech–the viewpoint of which the government disagrees. That is patently unconstitutional and demonstrates fairly effectively that neither President Biden nor Twitter care one wit about freedom of speech.”
AFLC Co-Founder and Senior Counsel Robert Muise added:
“Conservatives have known for a long time that Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook are platforms for the left-wing propaganda of the Democratic Party. Meanwhile, these social media giants censor the speech of those with opposing viewpoints. This partnership between government tyrants and left-wing social media companies is harmful to our constitutional republic. Indeed, it is prohibited by our Bill of Rights. We are committed to stopping this one-sided censorship of speech.”
The complaint asks the federal court to declare the censorship by Twitter on behalf of the Biden administration unconstitutional and to order the end of this discriminatory policy. In addition, the complaint challenges the constitutionality of the immunity granted Twitter and other social media giants by section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (“CDA”). Initially, section 230 of the CDA was meant to encourage free speech, but in reality, it has come to be used as a club by big tech to censor speech that is contrary to the agenda and messaging of their left-wing allies in government.