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Proposed legislation would allow citizens to sue federal government for speech censorship



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Republican Senator Eric Schmitt of Missouri and North Carolina Representative Dan Bishop have introduced a bill “that would permit citizens to sue specific federal employees for unlawfully censoring them online” reports Just The News.

The Censorship Accountability Act, Schmitt stated “is designed to deter censorship in the first place, but if officials violate the First Amendment again, the Act gives the American people recourse.”

“The Biden Administration’s brazen collusion with social media companies to censor speech should frighten every American regardless of their political affiliation,” Schmitt said. “When I served as Missouri’s Attorney General, I filed the landmark Missouri v. Biden lawsuit, which exposed all of this censorship.”

“Now, I’m taking action to ensure that it never happens again. This legislation would allow citizens to hold individual bureaucrats accountable if they collude with social media companies to censor speech,” he continued. “I’ve already filed legislation that would hold the social media companies accountable if they censor speech, now I’m working to hold the federal government actors accountable.”

The proposed legislation comes after House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan last week posted many of the subpoenaed documents from Facebook showing that the Biden administration pressured the social media platform to censor or restrict disfavored content, such as anti-vaccine posts. Included in the documents were communications and emails between Meta officials and the Biden administration personnel and/or advisors directly.

“In sum­mer of 2021, the White House was mount­ing a na­tion­wide push for Amer­i­cans to get vaccinated for Covid-19,” Jordan said at the time. “Part of that push in­cluded a pub­lic and SECRET campaign to get Facebook to more ag­gres­sively po­lice vac­cine-re­lated con­tent, including TRUE information.”

Bishop says the “bill will … finally [allow] Americans to sue federal employees who violate their First Amendment rights. The Censorship Industrial Complex should no longer be allowed to operate with impunity, and those who seek to destroy the freedom of speech should have to answer for it in a court of law.”

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Disney Executive Caught on Tape: ‘There’s No Way We’re Hiring a White Man’



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Twentieth Century Television Senior Vice President Michael Giordano was caught on a hidden video saying that Disney explicitly does not hire “white men” for specific roles.

Michael Giordano’s comments are only a few minutes in the video, with some intermittent reactions; however, Giordano says some damaging things about Disney’s hiring practices and inclusion policies.

Certainly, there have been times where, you know, there’s no way we’re hiring a white man for this…. There are times when it’s spoken. 

Reporter: How would they say it?

There’s no way we’re hiring a white man for this role. They’d be very careful how they’d message that to agents. 

Giordano says that Disney CEO Bob Iger “100 percent” has a say in ensuring diversity in casting on Disney’s shows and movies. While it is not a directive from Bob Iger, he says there should be “a certain amount of diversity” in each show.

The reporter asked if this initiative came from Latondra Newton, Disney’s former Chief Diversity Officer, who is African American and left her job last year. However, Senior VP Michael Giordano said that other people in human resources are also focused on diversity in the company.

Giordano went on to say that while only 10-15 percent of the population is gay, he estimates that a third or more of Disney’s writers are gay, and they “lean into gay and transgender stories.”

He went on to say that when it comes to Disney’s hiring practices, there are “certain people that they won’t see.” He said:

When it comes to diversity, there is a belief that it’s just good for society. But there’s also a belief that it’s going to make more money if we appeal to a wider variety of people and it’s a good thing.

We have shareholders too. There are conservative people who don’t lean into it, but you can make the argument that we make more money if we appeal to a wider variety of people. 


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