Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Signs Social Media ‘Censorship’ Bill
It’s another sunny day in Florida as Governor Ron DeSantis signed off on a Censorship bill in the state.
6South Florida reported today:
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed legislation Monday as part of his campaign to reign in Big Tech companies when it comes to how they handle the information they collect from consumers and in how social media platforms treat their users.
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DeSantis said the bill, signed at Florida International University in Miami by the Republican governor, cracks down on what he called social media “censorship” while safeguarding Floridians’ ability to access social media platforms.
“One of their major missions seems to be suppressing ideas that are either inconvenient to the narrative or which they personally disagree with,” DeSantis said.
The bill also imposes hefty financial penalties against social media platforms that suspend the accounts of political candidates. The bill would fine companies $250,000 a day for doing so.
DeSantis launched his offensive against social media companies in February when he accused platforms like Facebook and Twitter of censoring conservative ideology.
The bill can be reviewed here.
DeSantis shared the following when answering questions about the bill: