House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH) issued subpoenas on Thursday to the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
The subpoenas were initiated in response to documented evidence that these agencies collided with Big Tech companies to censor content protected by the First Amendment ahead of the 2020 election. This includes incidents like the suppression of the Hunter Biden laptop story.
Never-before-released internal documents subpoenaed by the Judiciary Committee PROVE that Facebook and Instagram censored posts and changed their content moderation policies because of unconstitutional pressure from the Biden White House.
— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) July 27, 2023
In accompanying letters addressed to Attorney General Merrick Garland and FBI Director Christopher Wray, which have been acquired by the Washington Examiner, Jordan informed the agencies that the objective of obtaining these documents is to facilitate the committee’s ongoing inquiry into the extent and manner in which the Executive Branch has influenced and conspired with private companies to stifle freedom of expression.
In the letters, Jordan urged both the DOJ and the FBI to provide all internal records and communications related to the moderation, suppression, or censorship of content on the digital platforms. A