Missouri v. Biden was decided by the 5th Circuit Court last week (released July 5) in favor of plaintiffs who claimed the government was pressuring Google, Amazon, Twitter to censor them.

The seven plaintiffs were the state of Missouri, the state of Louisiana, Dr. Martin Kulldorff, Jim Hoft, Dr. Jayanta Bhattacharya, Jill Hines, and Dr. Aaron Kheriaty. An outspoken Catholic psychiatrist, Kheriaty was fired by his employer, UC Irvine, for refusing to take the Covid vaccines.

From the statement of facts in the Missouri case:

“Plaintiff Dr. Kheriaty is a psychiatrist who has taught at several universities and written numerous articles. He had approximately 158,000 Twitter followers in December 2021 and approximately 1,333 LinkedIn connections. Dr. Kheriaty alleges he began experiencing censorship on Twitter and LinkedIn after posting content opposing COVID-19 lockdowns and vaccine mandates. Dr. Kheriaty also alleges that his posts were “shadow banned,” meaning that his tweets did not appear in his follower’s Twitter feeds. Additionally, a video of an interview of Dr. Kheriaty on the ethics of vaccine mandates was removed from YouTube.