Many people in our state in Cuba and Venezuela have experienced censorship and other cruel treatment, including Ron de Santis, who is seen as a potential candidate for the presidency in 2024, and Donald Trump fans who want to inherit the base.
Florida Gov. Ron de Santes signed a law Monday banning tech companies such as Twitter and Facebook from blocking political candidates, as he did in January with then-US President Donald Trump. What was
Republican de Santis, who is seen as a potential presidential candidate in 2024 and wants to inherit the Trump fan base, sees the move as part of a "fight against the censorship of big technology companies."
"Many people in our state have already experienced censorship and other atrocities in Cuba and Venezuela," he said, appealing to the two constituencies in Florida that won Trump but lost nationally. ۔
He added that if the censors of the big tech companies controversially enforced the rules, they would now be held accountable for discriminating in favor of Silicon Valley's dominant ideology.
SB7072, passed by the legislature on April 19 and effective July 1, provides fines of up to $ 250,000 per day for the platform that censors any candidate for state office.
In addition to Florida, there are also fines of $ 25,000 a day for blocking candidates in elections.
It also allows Floridians to be "treated unfairly" by technology firms and sue them for monetary compensation.
Earlier this year, several companies blocked Trump's accounts, requesting the dissemination of misinformation, claiming that supporters of the former president appeared on Capitol Hill on January 6 to falsify Joe Biden's election.
Other accounts of the then-president's followers and sympathizers of the conspiratorial movement were also blocked after the attack on the capitol.
One of the most brutal blows was suffered by the social network Parler, a favorite meeting point for conservatives. When it was taken out of service several weeks after Google, Apple and Amazon vetoed it, arguing that it did not moderate content incited violence.
Florida law, which is expected to be challenged in court, is one way to defend Trump after the events of January, according to Democratic State Representative Anna Eskamani.
He quoted local channel WFLA in April as saying that the move was revenge because the previous presidential administration had been blocked from social networks after spreading false information and inciting riots, insurgency, and violence.