Should other states follow suit? Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Announces 7 Strict Regulations To Crack Down On Big Tech.
Watch DeSantis here
“It’s high time that we step up to the plate to ensure the protection of the people and their rights,” DeSantis said “As these companies have grown and their influence expanded, big tech has come to look more like big brother with each passing day,”
“They have some much garbage and filth on that platform. … [Twitter’s] excuse doesn’t hold water,” DeSantis said. “No group of people should exercise such power, especially not tech billionaires in Northern California.”
He said legislators seek to do the following things this term:
- Requiring companies to give “proper notice and disclosure” of changes to their platform’s policies
- Require platforms to inform users of any actions taken against them for violating their policies
- Prevent platforms from “rapidly changing” standards and applying them unequally against users
- Give users options to opt-out of algorithms the platforms use to steer and suppress content
- Enable users to bring a “cause of action” against a technology company for violating the requirements of Florida law
- Empower Attorney General to take action against a technology company for violations under Florida’s Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices Act”
“Under our proposal, if a technology company deplatforms a candidate for elected office in Florida during an election, the company will face a daily fine of $100,000 until the candidate’s access to the platform is restored,” DeSantis said.