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Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin

(108,783 posts)
Tue May 24, 2022, 12:29 PM May 2022

An appeals court upheld a block on Florida's social media 'censorship' law, saying it violates free

speech

A Florida law that punishes social media firms for "deplatforming" politicians hit a roadblock on Monday, after a federal appeals court ruled it would violate firms' constitutional rights to freedom of speech.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed the bill into law in May 2021 with an eye to preventing firms from "willfully deplatforming" political candidates in Florida by suspending their accounts, in keeping with wider conservative complaints about perceived silencing of right-wing voices. Firms could be fined up to $250,000 for violations under the law.

"Big Tech bureaucrats are not the arbiters of truth," DeSantis tweeted at the time. "Unaccountable oligarchs will no longer have the power to silence Floridians for challenging corporate media narratives or dissenting from the Silicon Valley orthodoxy. We the people of Florida will now hold Big Tech accountable."

Industry groups including NetChoice and the CCIA — which represent TikTok, Amazon, Google, Samsung, Facebook, and others — sued Florida the week the bill was passed, The Verge reported.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/an-appeals-court-upheld-a-block-on-florida-s-social-media-censorship-law-saying-it-violates-free-speech/ar-AAXETr0
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An appeals court upheld a block on Florida's social media 'censorship' law, saying it violates free (Original Post) Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin May 2022 OP
DeSantis is the American Castro. JoanofArgh May 2022 #1
Great slogan! kimbutgar May 2022 #2
I will. I'm sure they've already heard this, though. Rick Wilson , who lives in Florida JoanofArgh May 2022 #4
The 5 of the SCOTUS to rule on it and will end up giving DeSantis even MORE power, watch ck4829 May 2022 #3
Kick Baitball Blogger May 2022 #5
I would think as well as TlalocW May 2022 #6

kimbutgar

(21,349 posts)
2. Great slogan!
Tue May 24, 2022, 12:35 PM
May 2022

That should be used in a campaign ad against him. Remind all those Republican Cubans that Desatan is acting like Castro did when he took over Cuba!

Please send an email to the Democratic Party in Florida!

JoanofArgh

(14,971 posts)
4. I will. I'm sure they've already heard this, though. Rick Wilson , who lives in Florida
Tue May 24, 2022, 12:55 PM
May 2022

and who I got this from , has been calling him this for weeks.

TlalocW

(15,400 posts)
6. I would think as well as
Tue May 24, 2022, 02:56 PM
May 2022

Free speech applying to government not being able to restrict it and not businesses, the fact that businesses are people, you would be violating their rights that way as well.

TlalocW

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