A civil liberties group says the federal government has no business putting pressure on the nation’s technology companies to stamp out COVID-19 misinformation.

The Washington, D.C.-based New Civil Liberties Alliance has filed a lawsuit in a Columbus, Ohio, federal court against US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy and Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of three users of the social media platform Twitter whose accounts were suspended temporarily or permanently after they posted messages that disputed conventional scientific advice about COVID-19…

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