Two prominent conservatives say they're considering suing federal government for censorship

Among those accounts that were targeted were Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene and Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk.

Updated: October 3, 2022 - 9:58pm

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Two prominent conservatives say they might take legal action against the government and private entities who censored social media accounts in 2020 during the election.

Last week, Just the News reported that the federal government used private entities to target millions of social posts in 2020. The report stated that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) worked with four private groups to censor massive numbers of social media posts they considered to be misinformation during the 2020 election, and those groups then received millions of federal dollars from the Biden administration. Among those accounts that were targeted were Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene and Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk. 

Kirk said that he knew that certain people were being censored back in 2020, and they were referred to as the "great election misinformation spreaders."

"What we didn't know is how the federal government was paying money to a third party firm to actually act on the list," Kirk said on the Monday edition of the "Just the News, No Noise" TV show. "We're looking at legal action and talking to the great Harmeet Dhillon."

Kirk said that they could prove damages as a result of the censorship.

"We saw our revenue go down in correlation to that," Kirk explained. "That's a direct monetary and financial loss that could be provable in damages, thanks to the federal government that is coming in and paying money to a third party firm to restrict our First Amendment rights. So we're looking very carefully at legal action. I think we have a great case."

When asked if she was looking into legal action, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene said she was and had already spoken to an attorney.

"I've already talked to an attorney," Rep. Greene stated on the "Just the News, No Noise" TV show. "I spoke with him last week, because I believe this is a complete violation of my freedom of speech."

Greene went on to say that she was a private citizen when her account was censored, not a public figure. 

"I was a private citizen," the Georgia congresswoman said. "And I'm owed damages. They have no right to do this to me. I just need to find out how many people I need to name on lawsuits and the social media companies. I've had enough of it."