Boom: Florida Governor Nukes Big Tech Over Censorship

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Florida becomes the first state to assert state’s rights by tackling Big Tech head-on over censorship with potentially massive fines and strict regulations. With this encouragement,  other states are sure to follow. This is a must-read story. ⁃ TN Editor

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) announced a major push to curb Big Tech’s political bias and censorship today, with measures including a ban on the censorship of political candidates and mandatory opt-outs of content filters for citizens of the Sunshine State.

In a 45-minute speech, the governor identified Big Tech companies as the leading threat to American democracy and freedom of expression today, and pledged that Florida Republicans would take action.

The new regulations announced by DeSantis include:

  • Mandatory opt-outs from big tech’s content filters, a solution to tech censorship first proposed by Breitbart News in 2018.
  • A private right of action for Floridian citizens against tech companies that violate this condition.
  • Fines of $100,000 per day levied on tech companies that suspend candidates for elected office in Florida from their platforms.
  • Daily fines for any tech company “that uses their content and user-related algorithms to suppress or prioritize the access of any content related to a political candidate or cause on the ballot.”
  • Greater transparency requirements.
  • Disclosure requirements enforced by Florida’s election authorities for tech companies that favor one candidate over another.
  • Power for the Florida attorney general to bring cases against tech companies that violate these conditions under the state’s Unfair and Deceptive Practices Act.

This is the widest and most aggressive range of regulatory and legislative solutions so far proposed by any U.S. state to tackle the problem of tech censorship.

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Patrick Wood
Patrick Wood is a leading and critical expert on Sustainable Development, Green Economy, Agenda 21, 2030 Agenda and historic Technocracy. He is the author of Technocracy Rising: The Trojan Horse of Global Transformation (2015) and co-author of Trilaterals Over Washington, Volumes I and II (1978-1980) with the late Antony C. Sutton.
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DawnieR

$100,000/day is ‘chump change’ to these criminals!! The Fine SHOULD be, ONE MILLION per day!! They are LAUGHING at these LOW Fines!!

WIREFREEZ

I was thinking exactly the same thing. In addition, there should be criminal charges brought against the directors of the companies with jail time for repeated violations.

Petrichor

Texas, are you listening?! Copy what Florida is doing!

Dee

How does this idiot think he will enforce his “laws” on a company that operates out of another state? The only question is, who is more delusional, him or the morons that think this nonsense amounts to anything other than hot air…

Alan Carr

Well that sounds like a great start. Hope he succeeds!

Mark Eaves

How about and end to data mining? Privacy is still a principle of Liberty.

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