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Free Speech vs. Disinformation Comes to a Head

February 9, 2023

…Jenin Younes, a lawyer with the New Civil Liberties Alliance, an organization representing the individual plaintiffs, said the government had sought to sidestep free-speech rights by forcing private companies to take action on discourse that is otherwise constitutionally protected.

“It can’t use third parties to do what it can’t do,” she said in an interview in the organization’s Washington office.There is no question the Biden administration has used the bully pulpit on any number of issues, including urging Americans to get vaccinated and calling on the platforms to restrict accounts that sought to dissuade them…


Originally Published in New York Times