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Florida’s plan to fight back against Big Tech censorship


Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis
Credit: US State of Florida/Wikipedia/Public Domain

In a recent speech, Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis revealed several measures that he will be implementing to protect the citizens of Florida from Big Tech censorship. People are starting to fight back against the rogue actions of Social media giants that are censoring free speech and targeting conservative and religious voices.

Breitbart explains:

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.

READ: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Launches Ambitious Crackdown on Big Tech

Poland recently passed legislation that could result in major fines (as much as $13.5 million), if Big Tech censors or deletes posts of citizens that did not violate Polish law. READ: Poland targets big tech with anti-censorship law

RELATED: Swedish Populists Call for Poland-Style Guarantee of Free Speech on Social Media

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