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A Key Ruling Against Social-Media Censorship

Philip Hamburger
Chief Executive Officer

July 5, 2023

This July Fourth there was special reason to celebrate. Judge Terry Doughty issued a preliminary injunction in Missouri v. Biden, which stands to become one of the most important free-speech cases in the nation’s history.

At stake is the federal government’s use of social-media platforms to censor Americans. Officials kept most of their censorship regime secret through two election cycles. Discovery in Missouri v. Biden, however, revealed extensive evidence of government coercion and encouragement of censorship. It is the most massive assault on free speech in the nation’s history.

Originally Published in The Wall Street Journal