Depending on who you ask, many Americans are still very much under the impression that the 2020 election was rife with election and ballot fraud, as well as election collusion at the hands of big tech and the mainstream media.
According to a bombshell report from Judicial Watch, a government watchdog group, a new trove of records obtained through the use of the California Public Records Act (CPRA) allegedly reveals that certain California state officials coordinated with big tech companies like YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter to censor political posts in the lead-up to the 2020 election.
The watchdog group obtained some 540 pages of information from the Secretary of State of California which reportedly prove that certain state officials exerted pressure on the aforementioned big tech social media companies to censor certain political posts, including videos posted by Judicial Watch at the time that dealt with the vote by mail controversy and similar videos.
Judicial Watch filed the CPRA requests after a report emerged in December which alleged that the California Office of Election Cybersecurity was “surveilling, tracking, and seeking to censor the speech of Americans.”
Jenna Dresner, senior public information officer for the Office of Election Cybersecurity, denied that the agency was pressuring big tech companies to take down certain posts, but admitted that they pointed out what the agency believed were “misinformation” posts and only alerted the companies.
“We don’t take down posts, that is not our role to play,” Dresner said at the time. “We alert potential sources of misinformation to the social media companies and we let them make that call based on community standards they created.”
However, in the documents received recently by Judicial Watch, the group highlights several occasions when the California state agency seemingly asked YouTube to take down various posts, many of which were originated by Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton.
Also included within the documents received by the organization was a 30-page “Misinformation Tracking Sheet,” which essentially was a compilation of social media posts that the state agency deemed “misinformation” and were reportedly postings that the state wanted big tech companies to remove.
“These documents blow up the big lie that Big Tech censorship is ‘private’ – as the documents show collusion between a whole group of government officials in multiple states to suppress speech about election controversies,” Fitton said of the document dump.