🇺🇸@COVID19Up: A federal judge on Tuesday (Sept. 6) ordered top Biden officials—including Dr. Fauci—to hand over their communications with five social media giants within 21 days.
The ruling stems from a lawsuit filed earlier this year by Missouri AG Eric Schmitt and Louisiana AG Jeffrey Landry alleging the Biden administration colluded with Big Tech firms Twitter, Meta, Youtube, Instagram and LinkedIn to censor certain viewpoints.
On Aug. 2, Schmitt and Landry filed discovery requests seeking information that resulted in a cache of documents revealing more than 50 Biden administration workers and 12 U.S. agencies had been involved in a censorship push over social media.
However, some government officials—including Fauci—ignored the requests, claiming the communications were protected under executive privilege.
Judge Doughty on Tuesday broke the stalemate by ruling they must comply within 21 days.