The House Judiciary Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government subpoenaed the National Science Foundation on Tuesday, saying the agency failed to provide details on funding given to misinformation researchers that Republicans say amounted to online censorship.
The NSF “has not produced the highest priority documents,” committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH) told Director Sethuraman Panchanathan in a letter, demanding that he provide the committee with all internal records related to online censorship. The subpoena arrived hours after the subcommittee released a report alleging that the NSF was funding research designed to silence Republicans.
“It is necessary for Congress to gauge the extent to which NSF officials have coerced, pressured, worked with, or relied upon social media and other tech companies and third parties to censor speech,” Jordan wrote.
“Moreover, the Committee has documents demonstrating that NSF