TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Gov. Ron DeSantis has announced support of legislation to protect Floridians’ from online social media censorship.
The governor made lengthy comments from Tallahassee Tuesday morning about big technology companies, saying that Floridians deserve to have their online data and their ability to participate in social media online protected.
“It’s high time that we step up to the plate to ensure the protection of the people and their rights,” DeSantis said, while standing alongside legislative leaders at the Florida Capitol.
He called big technology companies “enforcers of preferred narratives” whose interests are “not in the public interest.”
“As these companies have grown and their influence expanded, big tech has come to look more like big brother with each passing day,” DeSantis said.
The legislation proposed by Florida’s Republican legislators, aims to target technology giants like Facebook, Twitter, Google, Amazon, and Apple.
The companies have been the subject