Nikki Haley Attacked For Promoting Censorship

Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

( – Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) slammed his Republican presidential primary rival Nikki Haley over her recent proposal that verification should be required by social media platforms arguing that this was both “dangerous and unconstitutional.” He added that this type of push was comparable to what the Chinese Communist government was doing.

Former South Carolina governor Haley who served as the United States ambassador to the United Nations during the Trump administration has gained a lot of ground in many key battleground grades in recent weeks, however, DeSantis’ campaign has failed to get a similar momentum as his numbers in the polls have been dropping.

During a recent interview on Fox News, Haley suggested the possibility that social media could require users to provide identification for verification. The suggestion was made in connection to the reported increase in antisemitism as the Israel-Hamas war in Gaza continues. As she stated, anonymous online posts constituted a “national security threat.”

DeSantis took to X, formerly known as Twitter, on Tuesday evening to blast Haley for the suggestion, questioning whether she knew that anonymous writers had been responsible for writing the Federalist Papers. He added that these are not “national security threats” but rather Americans who are using their Constitutional right to free speech without having to fear that they will be canceled or harassed for their opinions.

The rivalry between Haley and DeSantis has been escalating as both candidates are attempting to gain more support in the Republican primary race which continues to be dominated by former President Donald Trump.

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