Suggests the DOJ surveil political “extremists” online to monitor how they spread “misinformation”
by Jamie White
Joe Biden’s Attorney General nominee Merrick Garland signaled during his confirmation hearing on Monday his willingness to work with Congress to restrict online free speech.
During the hearing, Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) asked Garland if he’d be willing to combat “online misinformation” that he claimed contributed to the Capitol riot he characterized as “domestic terrorism.”
“I think that every opportunity the Justice department has to work with members of the Senate, think about how to solve problems and how to craft legislation is one we should take,” Garland replied.
Garland said he’d prefer to surveil “extremist groups” to see what information they’re consuming, perhaps before Congress censors them entirely.