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Plaskett Issues Statement on Chairman Jordan’s Letter to Social Media Companies

Delegate to Congress Stacey E. Plaskett (Source file photo)

Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett, a ranking member of the Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government, sent a letter to Jim Jordan, chairman of the Committee on the Judiciary, regarding threatening letters to technology companies under the guise of “conducting oversight of how and to what extent the Executive Branch has coerced or colluded with companies and other intermediaries to censor lawful speech.”

The letters sent to Amazon, Apple, Alphabet, Meta and Microsoft showcase the very instances Chairman Jordan claims the select subcommittee is supposed to combat – bullying and cajoling these companies to relax their standards when protecting American voters from disinformation and misinformation from our foreign adversaries.

“With the timing of a presidential election so near, one cannot wonder if your motivation is not in fact to open Americans up to foreign influence operations in service of Donald Trump’s 2024 presidential campaign,” Ranking Member Plaskett included in her letter.

“It is time for Chairman Jordan to come clean to the American people. This Select Subcommittee continuously calls on witnesses that cannot prove any of the allegations lodged against our federal law enforcement agencies including the FBI’s Foreign Influence Task Force.

“You know that the FBI’s Foreign Influence Task Force is on the frontlines combatting Russian, Chinese and Iranian efforts to hurt American people, businesses and government. Through multiple hearings, it is clear that the FBI’s Task Force is critical to ensure a safe election,” said Plaskett.

Ranking Member Plaskett’s ultimate question to Chairman Jordan is, “… whether the House Judiciary Committee majority is consciously engaged in doing the work of America’s adversaries.”

Read the letter here.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1C4PqHdxBNapjYD8KmYNCXNb540UyBMbi/view

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