Rep. Jor­dan Chal­lenges Left­ist Dis­in­for­ma­tion Indus­try on 60 Min­utes

Rep. Jordan Challenges Leftist Disinformation Industry on 60 Minutes

Rep. Jim Jor­dan (R‑OH) called out biased “dis­in­for­ma­tion” researchers’ efforts to under­mine Amer­i­cans’ First Amend­ment rights.
Jor­dan was hav­ing none of it when a charged “60 Min­utes” inter­view hos­tile CBS News co-host Les­ley Stahl tried to get him to agree that the so-called “mis­in­for­ma­tion” and “dis­in­for­ma­tion” research indus­try is nec­es­sary. Jor­dan argued that the research has a “chill­ing impact on speech” by pres­sur­ing tech com­pa­nies to cen­sor speech that the left does not approve of. Even worse, some of these researchers coor­di­nate with gov­ern­ment to increase cen­sor­ship on social media, per the House Judi­cia­ry Com­mit­tee, which Jor­dan chairs.
The “60 Min­utes” seg­ment fea­tured both Jor­dan and Kate Star­bird, the researcher whose Elec­tion Integri­ty Part­ner­ship (EIP) act­ed as a gov­ern­ment sur­ro­gate to ensure elec­tion-influ­enc­ing cen­sor­ship in the 2020 and 2022 elec­tions. 
Star­bird mourned that Face­book and Twit­ter only took action on about a third of flagged con­tent, argu­ing for more cen­sor­ship but Jor­dan high­light­ed that the nefar­i­ous work of researchers like Star­bird nonethe­less has a neg­a­tive impact. “[W]hat they’re doing is chill­ing First Amend­ment free speech rights,” …