The law only needs to be signed by Trump’s ally, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. The law allows platforms to suspend accounts, but they can only be fined on the platforms for 14 days and up to $ 250,000 per day for violating the law.
Donald Trump was banned by Twitter, and Facebook and YouTube banned him after deadly riots on Capitol Hill in January. Since leaving office, Donald Trump has spent a lot of time in Florida and is presumably close to DeSantis as well as other high-profile Florida Republicans.
However, critics say the law may have unintended consequences. Last month, Steve Delbianco, the head of NetChoice, the Internet Freedom Organization, testified against the bill, saying:
“Imagine that the government requires the church to allow user-generated comments or advertisements promoting third-party abortion on its social media site. And just as this first amendment violates the constitution, which guarantees the right to freedom of expression, so this bill is violating it, because it would be forced reciprocally. Social media platforms to receive content that would not be allowed otherwise.
Although the bill was passed by both state and Senate houses on Thursday, internet companies will likely challenge it in court – saying the bill violates Americans’ constitutional rights to free speech.
In February, Florida Gov. DeSantis said the big tech “looks a lot like an older brother.”
“Land of sugar”
The bill includes a clause that exempts any company “that owns and operates a park or theme park” – this allows for Disney to be exempted, for example, from the bill. All this is interesting because Florida is the home of Disney World.
NBC Miami reported that some lawmakers considered this “hypocrisy.”
If Facebook buys a theme park, does that prevent us from controlling what happens on Facebook?
Asked Andrew Laird, a Democrat from the Florida House of Representatives.
So if you buy a theme park and call it Zuckerland and it meets the amusement park definition under Florida law, then yes
Republican said England Blaise Angola.
(Cover photo: Donald Trump poses a question at a Republican presidential debate on August 6, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio.Photo: Scott Olson / Getty Images)