According to Just the News, the legal firm America First Legal has filed a lawsuit in federal court charging that private parties conspired with the government to single out millions of American individuals for widespread censorship and surveillance.
The lawsuit’s opening statement claims, the so-called “Election Integrity Partnership” and “Virality Project” are “probably the largest mass-surveillance and mass-censorship program in American history.” The Election Integrity Partnership and Virality Project collaborated “closely with state and federal government officials,” according to the lawsuit. Social media platforms are being monitored and censored by defendants under their pressure, orders, and coercion.
The non-profit law firm filed the complaint primarily on behalf of Jill Hines, co-director of the consumer and human rights nonprofit Health Freedom Louisiana, and Jim Hoft, creator and editor-in-chief of the news website The Gateway Pundit. The lawsuit claimed that both people have been subjected to “extensive censorship” and are still being subjected to it. In the instance of Mr. Hoft, the reports from the Election Integrity Partnership specifically singled him out for censorship.
“Today, America First Legal is striking at the heart of the censorship-industrial complex for our clients. We are filing a landmark class action lawsuit against the organizers and architects of an elaborate conspiracy to surveil and censor Americans to stop them from exercising their fundamental right to free speech. To silence, banish, and deprive them of the means to earn a living,” President of America First Legal Stephen Miller gleefully announced in a statement concerning the lawsuit.
“These nonprofit ‘disinformation’ organizations and the other defendants allegedly conspired with the government to deny Americans their inalienable rights, flagging content and creators for government entities so that those entities, in turn, would pressure platforms to remove that content or those creators,” the head of AFL explained. “They created a regime of surveillance, censorship, and control fit for communist China.”
“Under the Orwellian guise of policing ‘mis’ and ‘disinformation,’ the organizations and entities we are suing today are responsible for radically eroding the rights and liberties upon which the survival of free society depends. We will fight to hold them liable in a court of law and seek full and complete justice for their victims,” Miller concluded, adding, “America First Legal will continue to lead the charge to rescue America from tyranny.”
Stephen Miller also added on Twitter: “America First Legal identified the key actors in a sophisticated conspiracy to surveil & censor Americans’ speech, including grave interference in the ‘20 election & extensive collaboration w/the Deep State. We filed a landmark class action suit.”
BREAKING: America First Legal identified the key actors in a sophisticated conspiracy to surveil & censor Americans’ speech, including grave interference in the ‘20 election & extensive collaboration w/the Deep State. We filed a landmark class action suit: https://t.co/bn4DDTifOb https://t.co/97RO7Hmi1C
— Stephen Miller (@StephenM) May 3, 2023