This article was originally published by The Defender – Children’s Health Defense’s News & Views Website
(Children’s Health Defense) – Without warning, Facebook on August 17 de-platformed (unpublished) the Children’s Health Defense (CHD) account. Simultaneously, Instagram suspended CHD’s Instagram account.
Each of these accounts had hundreds of thousands of followers.
CHD received the following notifications from both platforms:
Commenting on the move, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., CHD chairman and chief legal counsel, said:
Facebook is acting here as a surrogate for the federal government’s crusade to silence all criticism of draconian government policies. Our constitutional framers recognized this peril of government censorship.
We don’t need the First Amendment to protect popular or government-approved speech. They incorporated the First Amendment specifically to protect free expression of dissenting opinions. They understood that a government that can silence its critics has a license for every atrocity.
The de-platforming by Facebook and Instagram dovetails with CHD’s lawsuit against Instagram and Facebook’s parent company, Meta, filed in August 2020.
In an appeal filed July 29 in the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, CHD provided the court with documents, produced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which the CDC provided to Facebook outlining what the CDC defined as “misinformation.”
The Department of Justice (DOJ) has officially crossed a line by weaponizing the FBI to target America’s most influential conservative leader — former president Donald Trump, a private citizen — without due process and with obvious political bias.
SIGN this petition to FBI Director Christopher Wray - condemn this blatant political policing againt former President Trump.
This single act has sent an unmistakable signal that anyone who holds a dissenting political belief from the leftist regime can have his or her life ruined by the Deep State — forcing them to defend themselves from a faceless FBI attack-arm of the federal government.
The FBI just proved that Donald Trump was right. He’s always been right.— Benny Johnson 🍊 (@bennyjohnson) August 9, 2022
No one will ever forget this.
We cannot stand for the complete corruption and weaponization of America's law enforcement, and especially not the FBI. We must stand united, bold, and patriotic — in the name of liberty, the rule of law, and American Greatness.
SEND A BOLD MESSAGE TODAY: WE ABSOLUTELY CONDEMN THE DESPICABLE FBI RAID ON A PRIVATE AMERICAN CITIZEN — AND WE WILL NOT STOP FIGHTING FOR AMERICA FIRST!
This kind of weaponization of federal agencies against private citizens who hold a dissenting worldview is seen only in third-world countries.
This is exactly why Americans must use their voices and shout even more loudly that this country is worth saving from the ideologues on the radical left who care only about power and control.
We won’t know how fully insane the FBI raid on Trump is until we see the warrant and warrant application. But after Russiagate – years of investigation predicated largely on Clinton campaign misinformation -- if the basis for this isn’t bedrock-solid, there should be hell to pay.— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) August 9, 2022
Destroying 30K classified emails with a hammer and bleach doesn’t get your home searched. Remember that.— Erielle Davidson (@politicalelle) August 9, 2022
American patriots will continue standing in the way of the left's attempt at hostile takeover, and will always defend America from her enemies — both foreign and domestic.
SIGN NOW: Our Founding Fathers added their names to the Declaration of Independence, and now more than ever is it important to add your name to the growing list of patriots who uphold our inalienable rights and the promise of self-government.
The @FBI raid on President Trump was approved by Director Wray, who also claimed that the illegal FISA warrants used to spy on Trump were constitutional.— Rand Paul (@RandPaul) August 9, 2022
Today’s raid is outrageous and unjust, but predictable.
Stand up against the targeting of private American citizens from FBI raids - we refuse to back down!
P.S. — Nobody is safe from politically motivated attacks under the current DOJ. And with 87,000 new IRS agents joining the executive branch, the unaccountable federal government is only growing. Now is the time to push back before it’s too late! SIGN NOW AND STAND STRONG TOGETHER!
After todays raid on Mar A Lago what do you think the left plans to use those 87,000 new IRS agents for?— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) August 9, 2022
Titled “COVID Vaccine Misinformation: Hot Topics,” the documents advised tech giants to “be on the lookout” for various topics the CDC considers to be misinformation – including COVID-19 vaccine shedding, VAERS reports, spike protein data and more.
Roger Teich, CHD legal counsel for the Meta lawsuit, said, “Censorship is not only unconstitutional, it’s un-American.”
CHD’s lawsuit, one of the organization’s over 50 active lawsuits to defend freedom of speech, medical freedom, truth, bodily autonomy and children’s health, is pending a Ninth Circuit decision.
The tech giants de-platformed CHD just days after the CDC issued new guidance loosening COVID-19 policies.
And within hours of the CHD being de-platformed, CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky outlined plans for overhauling how the agency works while admitting the agency’s response to COVID-19 was flawed and the agency committed a number of missteps in its management of the pandemic.
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