(PartiallyPolitics.com) – The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ordered an induction on Tuesday extending the limits placed on the Biden administration’s top agency’s communications with social media companies. The court has found that the Department of Homeland Security was likely in violation of the First Amendment by pushing social media platforms to censor certain “election-related” content.
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) will now also be limited by the new extended injunction. GOP Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey, who is handling the legal case against the Biden administration, has argued that CISA was the center of the administration’s “censorship enterprise.” He further pointed out that it was the entity that had collaborated with the FBI in order to stop Hunter Biden’s laptop story from gaining traction.
In an interview with Fox News Digital, Bailey argued that CISA’s purpose is not to target American citizens but rather to protect them from foreign attack.
The court order which was decided on by a three-judge panel has found that CISA was the “primary facilitator” of the communications that took place between the Big Tech companies and the FBI and that they had closely collaborated in order to push social media platforms to change their policies regarding “hack-and-leak” content.
The opinion further notes that the “switchboarding” operations undertaken by CISA are related to more than just flagging specific social media posts. It was frequently used to push social media platforms to enforce stricter censoring when it came to election-related content.
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