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Censorship: Biden WH Asked Amazon to Censor COVID-19 Books

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House Judiciary Chair Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, revealed that internal Amazon emails obtained through a subpoena by the panel’s Republicans show that the Biden White House pressured the company to censor books about COVID-19 that presented views differing from the administration.

The emails indicate that the White House demanded discussions with Amazon about perceived propaganda and misinformation, leading to Amazon considering ways to reduce the visibility of certain books disliked by the White House.

“Never-before-released internal emails subpoenaed by @JudiciaryGOP reveal that the Biden White House pressured Amazon to censor books that expressed views the White House did not approve of,” Jordan wrote.

“Initially, Amazon decided to hold off on “doing a manual intervention” to censor books,” Jordan wrote. “Why? Not out of any commitment to free speech, but because doing so would be ‘too visible’ to the American public and likely to spur criticism from conservative media,” Jordan said.

“Amazon caved to the pressure from the Biden White House to censor speech. After the White House spent a week berating Amazon, what did the online bookstore do? Starting March 9 — the same day as its meeting with the White House — Amazon enabled ‘Do Not Promote’ for books that expressed the view that vaccines were not effective,” he said.

“And that wasn’t all. Amazon also considered other ways ‘to reduce the visibility’ of certain books that the Biden White House disliked,” he said.

Jordan referred to these emails as “the Amazon Files.”

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