Appeals Ct Drags Cen­sor­ship ‘Nerve Cen­ter’ Into Free Speech Injunc­tion

Appeals Ct Drags Censorship ‘Nerve Center’ Into Free Speech Injunction

A fed­er­al appeals court has now barred the infa­mous Cyber­se­cu­ri­ty and Infra­struc­ture Secu­ri­ty Agency (CISA) from coor­di­nat­ing with Big Tech plat­forms to cen­sor online speech.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Cir­cuit revised a pre­lim­i­nary injunc­tion to include CISA after Mis­souri Attor­ney Gen­er­al Andrew Bai­ley, who led the suit, suc­cess­ful­ly filed a motion to expand an ear­li­er order in the Mis­souri v. Biden land­mark case. The court agreed, effec­tive­ly rebuk­ing CISA’s “fre­quent inter­ac­tions with social media plat­forms to push them to adopt more restric­tive poli­cies on cen­sor­ing elec­tion-relat­ed speech.” These actions, the court found, “vio­lat­ed the First Amend­ment.”
In response to the mas­sive free speech vic­to­ry, Bai­ley took to X (for­mer­ly Twit­ter) to slam the fed­er­al agency. “CISA is the ‘nerve cen­ter’ of the vast cen­sor­ship enter­prise, the very enti­ty that worked with the FBI to silence the Hunter Biden lap­top st …