CBS News reports:
In one of Gov. Ron DeSantis’ top priorities of the legislative session, the Florida Senate on Monday passed a measure to crackdown on social media companies that remove users from their platforms.
The Republican-controlled Senate voted 22-17, along almost straight party lines, to approve the proposal, which now will go to the House.
The bill, in part, would bar social-media companies from removing political candidates from the companies’ platforms. Companies that violate the prohibition could face fines of $100,000 a day for statewide candidates and $10,000 a day for other candidates.
Read the full article. A similar bill was signed into law earlier this month by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott. Photo: Sponsor Sen. Ray Rodriguez.
A bill that would bar social media companies from removing politicians or political candidates from their platforms has passed along almost straight party lines in the Florida Senate. It now goes to the House. https://t.co/sq5S6NeEeL
— CBS4 Miami (@CBSMiami) April 26, 2021