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NY Post – Stanford Dr. wins censorship battle from Biden in court

  |   By Polling+ Staff

Joe Biden censoring news when it comes to social media and Covid??

Well of course.

Now comes the news in The New York Post https://nypost.com/2023/09/20/how-dr-jay-bhattacharya-beat-biden-administration-censorship/ with this news:

The Biden administration tried to censor this Stanford doctor, but he won in court 

The Post reports:

“A federal court of appeals ruled earlier this month that the White House, surgeon general, CDC and FBI ‘likely violated the First Amendment’ by exerting a pressure campaign on social media companies to censor COVID-19 skeptics — including Stanford epidemiologist Dr. Jay Bhattacharya.

‘I think this ruling is akin to the second Enlightenment,’ Bhattacharya told The Post. ‘It’s a ruling that says there’s a democracy of ideas. The issue is not whether the ideas are wrong or right. The question is who gets to control what ideas are expressed in the public square?’

The court ordered that the Biden administration and other federal agencies ‘shall take no actions, formal or informal, directly or indirectly’ to coerce social media companies ‘to remove, delete, suppress or reduce’ free speech.

Bhattacharya, a professor of medicine, economics and health research policy at Stanford University, co-authored the Great Barrington Declaration in the fall of 2020 with professors from Harvard and Oxford.”

All of which is to say, the censorship-mania that gripped the Biden administration during the pandemic has now been quite specifically and sharply rebuked by a federal judge.

Will this put an end to the instinct of the Biden administration to censor and shut down free speech?

Sadly no. The instinct to silence dissent is always present in the authoritarian left.

But without doubt Stanford epidemiologist Dr. Jay Bhattacharya has scored a free speech victory.

Good for him.