The State Department reportedly postponed its regularly scheduled meeting with Facebook representatives on Wednesday following a court decision on Tuesday that restricted talks between Biden administration officials and social media firms.
In the absence of any clarity about the Louisiana federal judge’s decision, those monthly meetings—as well as all upcoming ones—were called to be canceled, according to the Washington Post.
According to the article, the meeting was intended to cover 2024 election planning and cyber risks.
According to a decision made on Tuesday by Trump appointee U.S. District Judge Terry Doughty, representatives of the Biden administration are prohibited from making contact with social media firms “in any manner” regarding the removal, deletion, suppression, or reduction of content containing protected free speech posted on social media platforms.
The administration’s attempts to counter internet misinformation are damaged by the ruling.
They said that the administration’s “campaign of censorship” as a result was the outcome.
State Department, FBI, Justice Department, Department of Health and Human Services, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention employees were ordered to stop communicating with social media businesses in any way that was relevant.