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As House Republicans prepare to take the majority in the 118th Congress, one of their priorities will be examining the role the federal government and law enforcement agencies had in silencing and censoring social media through collusion with corporate America.

To begin their investigations, House Republicans plan to form the “Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government” as a handful of House Republicans demanded the committee to be formed in order for Rep. McCarthy (R-CA) to win their votes for the speakership election.

In a letter to McCarthy on Dec. 8, seven House Republicans came out demanding the formation of a subcommittee, which would allow the lawmakers to craft legislation to reform the bureaucratic agencies that have been accused of colluding with social media companies like Twitter in recent months, as reported by the Wall Street Journal.

“Create one centralized, empowered investigation and action committee o frame and carry out the fight against weaponized government in coordination with other critical standing committees,” the seven lawmakers wrote in the letter, adding that the committee should be “one that is fully engaged in the critical work of regular, detailed oversight and empowered with subpoena authority.”

The lawmakers demanded that the committee be crafted in the same way as the Church Commission which exposed multiple CIA operations in 1975, according to The Daily Wire.

The demand for such a subcommittee comes as Twitter CEO Elon Musk shines a light on the intermingling of the FBI and the social media company he took over in October.

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The findings named the “Twitter Files,” have outlined that the FBI regularly reached out to Twitter to point out certain accounts or stories that were deemed as misinformation, including the Hunter Biden laptop story of October 2020.

“Twitter’s contact with the FBI was constant and pervasive, as if it were a subsidiary,” wrote journalist Matt Taibbi. “Between January 2020 and November 2022, there were over 150 emails between the FBI and former Twitter Trust and Safety chief Yoel Roth.”

Throughout the Twitter Files, Taibbi outlines that the FBI would regularly send lists of Twitter accounts in need of “additional action” to members of Twitter’s staff. In most instances, this led to suspensions or bans.

House Republicans need to get to the bottom of how the FBI has repeatedly influenced social media companies to limit American’s freedom of speech online and simultaneously affected the 2020 election with the suppression of the Hunter Biden laptop story.

All Americans should look forward to the work conducted by the congressmen on the Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government.

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