Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
While it is definitely immoral, there is no unconstitutionality by Twitter when Katie Hobbs office demanded Kari Lake’s ability to speak on their platform was taken down. After all, congress made no law and Twitter is not a government organization created by congress. However, there is a problem with what Twitter paid out in support of the Hobbs campaign and there is significant case law to back it up.
When Twitter, Google and Youtube censor the Hunter Biden laptop or A CANDIDATE’S CRITIQUES based on the request of a political candidate, that is a service provided and it has a dollar value. Like a free campaign commercial for one party, these things are not valueless gifts.
The value of an in-kind contribution—the usual and normal charge—counts against the contribution limit as a gift of money does. Additionally, like any other contribution, in-kind contributions count against the contributor’s limit for the next election, unless they are otherwise designated.
An in-kind contribution is a non-monetary contribution. Goods or services offered free or at less than the usual charge result in an in-kind contribution. Similarly, when a person or entity pays for services on the committee’s behalf, the payment is an in-kind contribution. An expenditure made by any person or entity in cooperation, consultation or concert with, or at the request or suggestion of, a candidate’s campaign is also considered an in-kind contribution to the candidate.
How many millions did Twitter, Google, YouTube and Facebook actually spend to suppress and eliminate critique of Hunter Biden during the 2020 election? Was it requested by the Biden campaign?
How much was spent repressing messages by Kari Lake?
How much has been spent hiding and removing video’s of vote fraud?
Have democrats reported any of this?
Remember, it was only this year that Biden formed and closed the
Ministry of Truth Disinformation Governance Board, which was an entity entirely formed to work with Big Tech companies to repress politically inconvenient messages. Things like the Hunter laptop, HCQ efficacy, vaccine problems, vote fraud, the Afghanistan debacle, masks failure to perform against a virus etc… All truths that government found very inconvenient to the Democrat’s political goals. The shadow banning and disappearance of information on line per Katie Hobbs twitter request is hardly the first time the Democrats requested help from Big Tech. Does anyone believe that these are being reported?