Florida Gov. DeSantis Announces Big Tech CRACKDOWN…
Florida Governor Ron De Santis on Tuesday announced new legislation that would hold tech companies accountable for censorship and suppression. His new plan would make “deplatforming people for thought crimes a crime.”
De Santis would fine big tech companies for censoring political candidates. “It’s more than that,” De Santis said. The new law would protect Floridian’s data privacy, would force tech companies to not use their algorithm to limit views on political candidates, and would allow people to file civil suits against big tech companies for violations.
“To sit back and hope it’s gonna get better,” De Santis said “isn’t gonna work, so we’re leading and I think it will be good.”
He said that there would be a “big fight in the legislative session,” but that “most folks” want these kinds of protections for both their personal and business life. De Santis said that the kind of suppression and collusion that the nation has seen at the hands of big tech companies should not be allowed.