Missouri, Louisiana Attorneys General Add 47 Defendants to Suit for Alleged Collusion Between Feds and Social Media Companies

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt and Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry have file a second complaint adding 47 defendants to their lawsuit against the federal government for allegedly colluding with social media companies to censor freedom of speech. That brings the total number of defendants to 67 and includes top officials at the Centers for Disease Control, the FBI and the White House.

Attorney General Landry said they uncovered a “disturbing amount of collusion between Big Tech and Big Government,” which he calls an egregious attack on the First Amendment. The complaint alleges the government officials imposed pressure on social media companies in order to obtain sought-after results of increasing censorship of views different than that of the government. The suit came after the federal government announced the establishment of the Disinformation Governance Board.

The plaintiffs have filed with the court a request to depose certain defendants named in the lawsuit.