Critics slammed The New York Times this week for suggesting that a federal judge’s injunction against the Biden administration’s communication with social media platforms about content moderation would hinder efforts to combat online misinformation.

Conservative Twitter users accused the outlet of advocating for more government control of media and argued that the outlet was complaining about the Biden administration’s inability to control speech.

The New York Times tweeted this on July 4, along with a caption and a link to a related report.

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President Joe Biden

A recent order from a federal judge has required the Biden administration to halt communications with Big Tech platforms over regulating online content. (White House)

The tweet stated, “Breaking News: A judge limited Biden administration officials from contacting social media sites, a ruling that could curtail efforts to fight disinformation.

The Times’ article provided further details on the ruling, explaining that a federal judge in Louisiana had restricted the Biden administration from communicating with social media platforms about a wide range of online content. The ruling could hinder efforts to combat false and misleading narratives, including those related to the coronavirus pandemic.

Judge Terry A. Doughty of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana ruled that certain government entities, such as the Department of Health and Human Services and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, could not engage with social media companies to influence the removal or suppression of content containing protected free speech.

The article referred to the decision as a victory for Republicans who have accused social media platforms of disproportionately removing right-leaning content in collaboration with the government. However, it also warned that the ruling could prevent government officials, including law enforcement agencies, from notifying platforms about troubling content.

Twitter users criticized The New York Times for its tweet, with some suggesting that the outlet was upset about the Biden administration’s reduced control over speech due to Judge Doughty’s decision.

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The New York Times faced backlash for seemingly lamenting the Biden administration’s requirement to halt communications with social media platforms regarding content regulation. (Fox News Photo/Joshua Comins)

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