FL Moves To Fine Social Media Companies For Bans

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.