Lawsuit Joined By Civil Rights Group Over Government Censorship Of COVID-19 Information And Data

A lawsuit that challenged government-directed censorship of covid information and data, file by Louisiana and Missouri, has been joined by a noted civil rights organization.

The New Civil Liberties Alliance (NCLA) is representing Drs. Martin Kulldorff and Jayanta Bhattacharya, along with Jill Hines and Dr. Aaron Kheriaty, who are authors of an open letter published in October of 2020 called The Great Barrington Declaration – which challenged the point of covid lockdowns, arguing that such measures can be dangerous and, in some cases, deadly.

Reclaim the Net reported the group is joining the lawsuit, after it was revealed that the Department of Homeland Security and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, had traded emails between the agencies, unveiling plans by the federal government to censor opinions, viewpoints and data related to covid on social media platforms, that went against the official narrative.

The plan included threats of legal action against those social media platforms that did not comply.

Reclaim The Net adds:

The censorship came in many forms, including permanent and temporary suspension of accounts, as well as shadow banning, de-monetization of content, warning labels, taking down content, and limiting the spread of content.

According to the NCLA, government-directed censorship is a violation of the First Amendment, which protects free speech. The government is not supposed to decide which voices get heard and which don’t.

NCLA’s president Mark Chenoweth noted in a statement, “The government may not work through private entities to accomplish censorship that the First Amendment forbids the government from doing directly. Yet that is precisely what these federal defendants have been up to. NCLA is delighted to join forces with these state attorneys-general to reverse this constitutional outrage and restore free speech to the social media platforms that are today’s public square.”

NCLA’s litigation counsel Jenin Younes added, “The Biden Administration’s involvement in silencing the voices of those who have critiqued its responses to Covid-19, through pressure exerted on social media companies, is unprecedented in nature and degree.”

“Two of the plaintiffs, Drs. Bhattacharya and Kulldorff, are among the world’s most renowned epidemiologists, and had crucial insights to share on the flawed reasoning and science underlying lockdowns and mask and vaccine mandates,” Younes continued.

“Dr. Kheriaty, a professor of medical ethics, and Ms. Hines, a consumer and human rights advocate, also offered thoughtful, reasoned opposition to government-imposed Covid-19 restrictions. The government’s sweeping campaign to suppress the perspectives of the plaintiffs, and others like them, represents the most severe abrogation of the First Amendment in modern times, and we look forward to seeing this constitutional atrocity rectified in a court of law,” Younes noted further.

The Great Barrington Declaration has so far gathered over 930,500 signatures and is only growing as further information becomes available to the public, despite the efforts to quash “misinformation.”

“As infectious disease epidemiologists and public health scientists we have grave concerns about the damaging physical and mental health impacts of the prevailing COVID-19 policies, and recommend an approach we call Focused Protection,” the declaration began.

“Coming from both the left and right, and around the world, we have devoted our careers to protecting people. Current lockdown policies are producing devastating effects on short and long-term public health,” the declaration continued.

“The results (to name a few) include lower childhood vaccination rates, worsening cardiovascular disease outcomes, fewer cancer screenings and deteriorating mental health – leading to greater excess mortality in years to come, with the working class and younger members of society carrying the heaviest burden. Keeping students out of school is a grave injustice,” it added.

The declaration went on to argue that continuing to keep restrictions in place until “a vaccine is available will cause irreparable damage, with the underprivileged disproportionately harmed.”

The declaration was right in its predictions, as now there is evidence that lockdowns actually did do far more harm than good, and the world is still reeling from the on again off again restrictions that were arbitrarily handed down.

Fox News reported new studies that have come out, have shown that lockdowns “have had a devastating impact on children’s mental health, development and future earnings potential.”

“According to data released last month by the National Center for Education Statistics, 70% of U.S. public schools have reported an increase in students seeking mental health services since the start of the pandemic.” Fox News added.


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6 thoughts on “Lawsuit Joined By Civil Rights Group Over Government Censorship Of COVID-19 Information And Data”

  1. I hope they win! Censorship is the Marxist way and we are a Republic with the First Amendment. What I am seeing is absolutely criminal. Ever since Trump announced he was running for the office, it has been a relentless attack on him and the American people.

  2. I hope democraps lose everything they voted for !another one of them criminal democraps hasent payed his taxes !where that bullshit ( I R S) they destroy normal people but let democraps get away with this crap !we will see what the criminal comunist democraps do during the mid terms !their asshole buddys the fbi , doj and cia will pull something noncostatutional and illegal !

  3. IT will be hard for them to say they were not censoring information – when – BIrx, Walensky and Fauci have already admitted they lied. We were NEVER given the TRUTH! It will be interesting to see how they try to spin it

  4. I would LOVE to join them. I’ve been banned from LinkedIn for sharing posts that went “against the narrative”. Mostly about how masks are not really helpful. Also about the damage the shots do…
    Since LinkedIn (and others) advertised themselves as places where people could come online to discuss workplace issues. I think they should be sued for false advertising at the very least. Also, deceptive business practice. Also, the immense harm they’re doing by their continual censorship of truthful, GOOD information.
    We ALL should be able to discuss FREELY anything that affects our lives and livelihoods. ALL of the social media companies are guilty of depriving us of our 1st amendment rights. They should NOT be allowed to get away with censorship, regardless of being a “private” company or not. They are online, the internet is not “private”!

  5. Ya think! Any government administration that censors the right of Free speech and ideas and that bribes, extorts, intimidates and mandates citizens to get a quickly developed experimental MRNA vaccine that alters your DNA is not to be trusted period. Especially in a Constitutional Republic called the United States of America. That’s not an opinion. That’s Tyranny and Socialistic control by elite and corrupt power hungry control freaks. Hold on and be willing to defend and fight if necessary to what you believe in! Or it can and will be stripped from U.S. Apathy is our own worst enemy. Unity is what their not depending on. God Bless America

  6. AND MOST IMPORTANTLY: – WHO WILL BE PUNISHED FOR THE DAMAGE CAUSED TO PEOPLE ALL OVER THE WORLD, WHOM THE DICTATORS TURNED INTO THEIR SLAVES?

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