(TargetLiberty.org) – Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) is pushing for a new law aimed at reining in the power of the big social media platforms. If he succeeds, from now on tech firms will be banned from shutting down candidates in elections.
Last month, President Trump was banned from both Twitter and Facebook; when his supporters moved onto pro-free speech site Parler, other tech companies conspired to shut it down. As big social media platforms and businesses continue to halt their support for conservatives and conservative content, it looks like some leaders are starting to take action.
Floridians’ ability to access and participate in online platforms should be protected. The Big Tech industry has transformed into one that monitors, influences and controls the flow of information in our country and among our citizens. pic.twitter.com/KUfFQUZgNx
— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) February 3, 2021
Now DeSantis wants Florida to fine websites $100,000 a day if they ban any candidate who’s running in a Florida election. Calling social media firms “nameless, faceless boards of censors,” he promised to “pull back the veil” on the influence big tech has built up – and make sure people like Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter’s Jack Dorsey can no longer ignore the rules that govern our democracy.
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