Tom Fitton and Judicial Watch announced today that they have filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to obtain FBI documents regarding the censorship of conservatives online.
Washington D.C. watchdog group Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the DOJ for records of communications between the FBI and social media companies.
Specifically, the lawsuit is seeking records regarding the Hunter Biden laptop story and the alleged foreign influence in U.S. elections.
Fitton was responding to the bombshell Twitter Files that revealed the government has been censoring conservative content by falsely claiming it was “Russian disinformation.”
As Slay News reported, high-level officials fabricated the “Russian disinformation” narrative and used it as a front to censor legitimate Americans on social media.
New Twitter boss Elon Musk proved it was all a lie.
However, Facebook and other Big Tech companies still appear to be censoring conservatives based on the lie.
Judicial Watch filed the suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia after the FBI failed to respond to an August 28, 2022, FOIA request.
The request from Judicial Watch asks for documents related to:
“All alerts, notifications, advisories, foreign threat indicators, or similar records provided by any official or employee of the FBI to any officer or employee of Meta (formerly Facebook), Twitter, or any other social media company regarding the threat of disinformation disseminated by foreign actors related to any U.S. election.
“All records of communication between any official or employee of the FBI and any officer or employee of Meta, Twitter, or any other social media company regarding the laptop reportedly used by Hunter Biden, any news media reporting regarding the laptop and/or its contents, and/or the provenance of any information contained in any such reporting.”
Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton issued a statement accusing the FBI of censoring Americans to help Democrats and President Joe Biden win elections.
“The FBI was literally paying Twitter to censor Americans just before the 2020 election!” said Fitton.
“The FBI seems to have interfered in the 2020 election to help Joe Biden by encouraging Big Tech to censor Americans about the Hunter Biden laptop and other debates.
“And to add to the scandal, they are now covering up their misconduct.”
According to Judicial Watch:
San Francisco FBI agent Elvis Chan “[sent] 10 documents to Twitter’s then-Head of Site Integrity, Yoel Roth, through Teleporter, a one-way communications channel from the FBI to Twitter,” the evening before the release of the Post story.
Other “Twitter files” show the FBI pushed Twitter to also censor countless Twitter users who tweeted concerns (and jokes) about election integrity just before the 2020 election.
Through FOIA Judicial Watch is investigating other instances of censorship.
Judicial Watch is suing the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for all records of communications between the Cybersecurity and Information Security Agency (CISA), a division of DHS, and the Election Integrity Partnership (EIP), which was created to flag online election content for censorship and suppression.
In September 2022, Judicial Watch sued the Secretary of State of the State of California for having YouTube censor a Judicial Watch election integrity video.
In May 2022, YouTube censored a Judicial Watch video about Biden corruption and election integrity issues in the 2020 election.
The video, titled “Impeach? Biden Corruption Threatens National Security,” was falsely determined to be “election misinformation” and removed by YouTube, and Judicial Watch’s YouTube account was suspended for a week.
The video featured an interview of Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton.
In April 2021, Judicial Watch published documents revealing how California state officials pressured social media companies (Twitter, Facebook, Google (YouTube)) to censor posts about the 2020 election.
In May 2021, Judicial Watch revealed documents showing that Iowa state officials pressured social media companies Twitter and Facebook to censor posts about the 2020 election.
In July 2021, Judicial Watch uncovered records from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which revealed that Facebook coordinated closely with the CDC to control the COVID narrative and “misinformation” and that over $3.5 million in free advertising given to the CDC by social media companies.