Jim Jordan launches ‘misinformation’ investigation to uncover Biden ‘censorship’ scheme

Aug 3, 2023 | Political News

House Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH) is unveiling an investigation into a purported “misinformation” tracking group he says engaged in “censorship” of disfavored speech on social media alongside the Biden administration

Center for Countering Digital Hate, a British nonprofit group with an affiliated U.S. charity, was accused in a Monday lawsuit by X Corp., formerly Twitter, of making “false” claims after alleging hate speech spiked on the platform since Elon Musk's October takeover. Now, Jordan is demanding the center hand over records by Aug. 17 that could detail the extent of its White House-linked efforts targeting the First Amendment, according to a letter the chairman sent to the center on Thursday.

“We know from the Facebook Files that the Center for Countering Digital Hate was working with the White House to censor speech,” a senior GOP congressional aide with knowledge of the inquiry said. “But how far did it go? Republicans want to find out, and of course subpoenas are on the table if we don’t get answers.”