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Robert F Kennedy Reveals Lawsuit Against Mockingbird Media's "Trusted News Initiative" Cartel That Sought To Suppress Free Speech On Social Media (Video)

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Robert F. Kennedy Jr., the founder of Children’s Health Defense Organization and the nephew of assassinated President John F. Kennedy and son of assassinated presidential candidate Robert Kennedy, spoke openly about his organization’s lawsuit against the criminal Mockingbird media cartel’s “Trusted News Initiative” and their attempts to censor those that disagreed with their official narrative concerning the federal government’s unlawful policies, especially concerning the CONvid-1984 and the deadly, experimental shots.

CHD reported on the lawsuit:

The lawsuit targets the Trusted News Initiative (TNI), a self-described “industry partnership” launched in March 2020 by several of the world’s largest news organizations, including the BBC, The Associated Press (AP), Reuters and The Washington Post — all of which are named as defendants in the lawsuit.

Filed today in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas-Amarillo Division, the lawsuit alleges these outlets partnered with several Big Tech firms to “collectively censor online news,” including stories about COVID-19 and the 2020 U.S. presidential election that were not aligned with official narratives regarding those issues.

Plaintiffs in the lawsuit include CHD, Kennedy, Creative Destruction Media, Trial Site News, Ty and Charlene Bollinger (founders of The Truth About Cancer and The Truth About Vaccines), independent journalist Ben Swann, Erin Elizabeth Finn (publisher of Health Nut News), Jim Hoft (founder of The Gateway Pundit), Dr. Joseph Mercola and Ben Tapper, a chiropractor.

Appearing on Tucker Carlson, Kennedy was told by Carlson, “The initiative has censored an awful lot of people, including Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Whom history will vindicate completely.”

According to TNI’s own initiative, their mission is to stop “the title wave of unchecked reporting that’s being piped through mainly digital platforms.”  In other words, if your documentation, videos, tests, audio or anything else demonstrates that they are liars, it’s “unchecked reporting” and needs to be called out.

“You and I know that from the ‘Twitter Files’ that…  The White House and other government agencies were colluding with social media sites and with other news organizations to censor criticism of government policies,” Kennedy said.

He continued, “This is something different. The Trusted News Initiative was a secretive cartel that involved the big legacy media companies that you mentioned,  The Associated Press, Reuters, the Washington Post,  the BBC, and also the social media platforms Microsoft, Google, Facebook and Twitter…”

“…I think probably the more motivating purpose of the cartel was revealed in one of the memos that we have obtained from the BBC, which is to destroy their rivals in the independent media,” Kennedy added.  “The BBC memo says to the other groups, and it was BBC which is a – British government owned news network, and it was the one that orchestrated this secret collaboration, an anticompetitive collaboration. And what they said is, although we are ostensibly all rivals and competitors with each other, the existential threat to all of our business models comes from thousands of independent news sites who are now not only providing all this content that people are reading, but they’re also diminishing trust in our organizations.  And, the way that we can destroy them, they called ‘stamp them out and choke them.’”

Michael Nevradakis, Ph.D. pointed out:

The lawsuit’s executive summary states:

“The TNI exists to, in its own words, ‘choke off’ and ‘stamp out’ online news reporting that the TNI or any of its members peremptorily deems ‘misinformation.’

“TNI members have targeted and suppressed completely accurate online reporting by non-mainstream news publishers concerning both COVID-19 (on matters including treatments, immunity, lab leak, vax injury, and lockdowns/mandates) and U.S. elections (such as the Hunter Biden laptop story).”

The lawsuit also alleges:

“By their own admission, members of the [TNI] have agreed to work together, and have in fact worked together, to exclude from the world’s dominant Internet platforms rival news publishers who engage in reporting that challenges and competes with TNI members’ reporting on certain issues relating to COVID-19 and U.S. politics.

“While the ‘Trusted News Initiative’ publicly purports to be a self-appointed ‘truth police’ extirpating online ‘misinformation,’ in fact it has suppressed wholly accurate and legitimate reporting in furtherance of the economic self-interest of its members.”

He went on to report:

All of the plaintiffs allege they were censored, banned, de-platformed, shadow banned or otherwise penalized by the Big Tech firms partnering with the TNI, because the views and content they published were deemed “misinformation” or “disinformation.” This resulted in a major loss of visibility and revenue for the plaintiffs.

The lawsuit further alleges that Big Tech firms, having partnered with the TNI, based their decisions on determinations jointly made by TNI, which touted its “early warning system” by which each partner organization is “warned” about an individual or outlet that is disseminating purported “misinformation.” 

The TNI’s legacy media and Big Tech firms then acted in concert — described in legal terms as a “group boycott” — to remove such voices and perspectives from their platforms. This forms the basis of the lawsuit’s antitrust and First Amendment claims.

Remarking on the lawsuit, Kennedy told The Defender:

Mary Holland, CHD president and general counsel, told The Defender:

Charlene Bollinger similarly remarked on the importance of preserving free speech. She said:

Mercola, in turn, focused on collusion between government agencies and media and Big Tech. He said:

Alleging per se and “rule of reason” violations of the Sherman Antitrust Act on the basis of direct and circumstantial evidence of horizontal agreement and economic collusion among the defendants and Big Tech firms, the plaintiffs are requesting a jury trial and treble damages

They also are requesting orders declaring the defendants’ conduct unlawful and enjoining further such actions on their part.

Article posted with permission from Sons of Liberty Media

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    • Anonymous

      What good are lawsuits in a corrupt court system where we do not even have the rights of midevil serfs under common Magna Carta law?

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