May 14, 2021

Florida legislature voted to penalize social media platforms that ban politicians

Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida may soon be signing a Republican-backed bill to penalize social media companies who ban politicians from their platform after the Florida Senate approved the proposal, according to Fox News

The bill dictates that social media platforms who ban a Florida political candidate would face fines of $250,000 per day and $25,000 for other candidates.

Additionally, the media giants would be forced to publish standards on when their users could face a “ban” and give seven days’ notice to the user before implementing suspension.

“This bill is not about President Trump,” Republican Florida Rep. John Snyder said, according to the Sun-Sentinel. “This bill is about the 22 million Floridians and their First Amendment rights.”

DeSantis, a Republican and staunch conservative, has been outspoken about his opinion of companies such as Facebook and Twitter censoring free speech.

“The bill, SB 7072, applies to companies with more than 100 million monthly users – a standard that would affect Facebook and Twitter,” Fox News reported.

The network also reported that the GOP-controlled Florida Senate has already approved the bill in a 23-17 vote and the state’s House voted 77-37 in favor.

Not everyone is delighted with the new measure, however. Democratic Rep. Anna Eskamani said she believed that the exemption being made for Disney was “comical.”

“This exemption for companies that own theme parks is an example of the loophole in this bill,” Eskamani said. “This bill is really political in nature. It’s not about trying to impact the concerns of deplatforming. Now it’s catering to a specific company.”

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      1. This should be nation wide big tech needs to know this America not Russia ECT… Where speech is censored many many lives were lost so American can remain home of brave land of the Free thank you governor decant is😊😘

    1. I agree GARY: Censorship should be penalized and along with that, NO “annonimous source stories” should be allowed to be broadcast or printed without substantial penalties, because that amounts to nothing but hearsay.

  2. Naturally dems do not like it.. seems like anything that benefits America and Americans dems have a hissy fit over! Time to make this nationwide! Yay for governor DeSantis and Florida!

  3. I want to live in Florida. They know the right and common sense way to govern. Take a lesson from them the rest of your red states and the blue states too, but that might be asking too much.

  4. Florida is taking the lead for what should have been done at lest 5 years ago. Congratulations Floridians! Now we need to see where the rest of the country is going. DeSantis should send a white paper to all the other governors to get big tech to see that we’re tired of their censorship and all the BS that goes with it.

  5. The American Digest practices exactly what the Fl bill is addressing. Any comments they deem to be to hurtful towards the Dems and they won’t allow the response to be published. CENSORSHIP!!!

  6. People on these platforms get what they get… these platforms sell your info, spy on your buying, and they know more about you and everyone you know than you do.. alltohailwithkingbiden

  7. It’s time we rise up and squash all these Godless people and rededicate this country to the Lord! Far be it from me to suggest this is what Hitler did (ahem… a catholic) or king george(ahem… another catholic) now Biden (do I need to say it?) Poop Francis is pushing the one world order, so I have to wonder who runs that church satan?

  8. I’m ALL for DeSantis, too bad we don’t have a governor him here in CA just like him!

    TIME TO DEMAND CONGRESS IMPEACH BIDEN AND HARRIS!

    WE THE PEOPLE (aka SILENT MAJORITY) had countless opportunities to have stopped this nightmare, but we chose to give the DEMOCRATS what they expected of us, to REMAIN SILENT! Thus, making us equally complicit in the fraud perpetrated against United States Americans!

    Isn’t it time you actually did something, took action? How much more damage needs to be done?

    I urge everyone who reads this to PICK UP THE PHONE and call your REP AND SENATORS in DC and DEMAND IMMEDIATE IMPEACHMENT OF BIDEN AND HARRIS.

    BIDEN is completely UNFIT FOR OFFICE! Biden is guilty of 18 U.S. Code CHAPTER 115—TREASON, SEDITION, AND SUBVERSIVE ACTIVITIES.

    HARRIS is guilty of violating 18US Code 2381 Treason, 18 US Code 2382 Misprision of Treason, 18US Code 2383 Rebellion or Insurrection, 18 US Code 2384 Seditious Conspiracy and 18 US CODE 2385 Advocating Overthrow of Government!

    Then copy and paste this information into an E-Mail and send to friends and family asking them to make the calls, then forward on to their friends asking them to make the calls and forward on! WE NEED TO MAKE THIS GO VIRAL!

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    Keep in mind: SILENCE = ACCEPTANCE

    1. I agree 100000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 %

  9. Yes, Thank you Ron and Florida.
    We need to expand this idea to stop Fox from blanking out videos of news reports when those videos make it much easier to understand the audio which is explaining what is happening in the video. The practice turns a television report into a radio report.

  10. Its not just Florida that is tired of the one sided media information. It is supposed to be all sides and the public is there to decide what they want. Not the off leftist side of their views only. We here in Washington State are tired of the lies and half truth and lopsided opinions of those talking tails rather than whole News!

  11. I think FL is lucky to have such a patriotic ‘America loving governor’!!!!!!❤️🙏😊🇺🇸

  12. The rest of the united states need to do that too. biden needs to be permanently along with rest of his clowns be banned from the white house and the country they are all anti American so they can go to a different country. Since Biden and Harris aren’t going to do anything about the border then some one just needs to take the initiative and go ahead and start the border wall where it was left off so that we can keep the illegal aliens from sneaking in through those spots and the border patrol need to take it in their own hands and start deporting the illegals that they are catching be cause other wise nothing will get done about it and all of the governors need to refuse to let the illegal aliens into their States be cause they are not welcome here in the United States

    1. The lying media works for the CCP, so they will never tell the truth, as the newspapers, and the [email protected] media, Hollywood, Big Tech, these are all Chinese companies. So should that show call the View which would look better on radio. If you have ever watched it you know what I mean. A bunch of old bags trying to be relevant in todays world.

  13. Coke is backing down from the diversity BS, is find it better to follow the people. Other companies need to follow their example, before the people take their number. People are finding the strength in numbers that the woke ninconpups don’t have, and will make companies pay big time for following the nut case communists. Don’t buy Coke. Go woke and go broke.

  14. Coke is backing down from the diversity B#S#, is find it better to follow the people. Other companies need to follow their example, before the people take their number. People are finding the strength in numbers that the woke ninconpups don’t have, and will make companies pay big time for following the nut case communists. Don’t buy Coke. Go woke and go broke.

  15. Do you know how I know that Atheists are God fearing people, it is because to fear something you must believe in it, that it really exists. What Democrats are really afraid of, is that since they don’t want to follow Gods law, that one day they will have to answer for it. That day is coming sooner than they think.

  16. Do you know how I know that Atheists are God fearing people, it is because to fear something you must believe in it, that it really exists. What Democrats are really afraid of, is that since they don’t want to follow Gods law, That is why they shutter when they see a Christian praying, it reminds them that one day they will have to answer for it. That day is coming sooner than they think.

  17. After all of the fraud and corruption, in the 2020 election, and all of the bad governance since why hasn’t someone started a recall of this administration and put a ban on any more EOs until after the recall is completed.

  18. The Supreme court is to busy playing duck and run. I think that the people need to take this issue on. No I don’t think that currently there is a law in place to cover this, and the court wont, so I think we the people need to set the precedent and put an end to this fiasco, before it is to late. We can set up referendums To rein him in and then take him out. No I don’t like doing this but it seems like no one else has any ideas that can be done quickly.

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