House Judiciary Committee accuses Stanford Internet Observatory of collaborating with social media companies to moderate content based on alleged mis- and disinformation, while demanding full compliance with a subpoena.
The Judiciary Committee is investigating the politicization of federal law enforcement agencies and the intimidation of Supreme Court justices by radical left-wing groups, following the leak of a draft opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization in May 2022, with the Chairman Jim Jordan writing to the Director of the U.S. Marshals Service to request documents and information relating to the matter.
"The Twitter Files and other public reporting have exposed how the federal government has pressured and colluded with Big Tech and other intermediaries to censor certain viewpoints on social and other media in ways that undermine First Amendment principles," Jordan's subpoena states.
Mike Morell, the former acting director of the CIA, has testified before the House Judiciary Committee, stating that he organized a letter with the signatures of 50 intelligence community colleagues in October 2020 claiming that emails from Hunter Biden's laptop were Russian disinformation.