[Ed. – Although I wonder how all this would play out in the courts, DeSantis is doing the necessary thing by framing a public dialogue on it. It’s obvious the endless hearings in Congress aren’t doing any good. Let the states step in and start gumming up the gears of the juggernaut. This has got to break somewhere.]
Florida’s Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday took aim at the country’s largest technology companies, which he characterized as a group of “monopoly communications platforms” based on the way they have grown to regulate public discourse. …
In an effort to keep Big Tech out of Florida’s political sphere, DeSantis proposed a number of measures including a $100,000 daily fine for companies that deplatform political candidates. Additionally, actions taken by companies to effectively promote a candidate will be considered campaign contributions.
DeSantis proposed measures to enhance user rights as well, including allowing individuals and the Florida attorney general to sue companies over violations of individual protections, as well as requiring companies to provide full disclosures of actions taken against individuals for violating policies.