(ReliableNews.org) – Republicans have been calling out big tech companies for their years-long practice of censoring conservative voices. It has gotten so bad that Facebook, Twitter, and other social media platforms suspended Donald Trump’s account weeks before he left office. Joe Biden recently revoked Trump’s executive order to prevent online censorship, leaving it up to governors to address the increasing abuses by big tech giants.
On May 24, Florida’s Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis stepped up and signed Senate Bill 7072 into law, holding big tech companies accountable for any future instances of censorship. He received a standing ovation at the signing ceremony, as you can see in the clip below.
Florida’s Big Tech Bill is for everyday Floridians. We know there’s a problem when BIG TECH DEPLATFORMS THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES but they let AYATOLLAH KHAMENEI TALK ABOUT KILLING JEWS — THAT’S WRONG!
— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) May 25, 2021
Under SB 7072:
- All Florida residents can sue big tech companies for mistreating them;
- Florida’s Attorney General can take action against technology companies under the state’s Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices Act; and
- Big Tech companies are prohibited from de-platforming political candidates. A $250,000 fine per day will be imposed for any violations involving state-wide candidates and $25,000 for local offices.
As a Florida resident, Donald Trump will now have protection against abuses by big tech companies should he run for office again in 2024.
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