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Critics slam Florida’s law banning Big Tech ‘de-platforming’ as ‘unconstitutional’

Facebook and Twitter declined ABC News’ request for comment Tuesday, but industry trade group Net Choice — whose members include Facebook and Twitter — slammed the new legislation.

“The First Amendment prohibits the government from compelling or controlling speech on private websites,” Carl Szabo, the president and general counsel at Net Choice, told ABC News in a statement. “By forcing websites to host speech, this bill takes us closer to a state-run internet where the government can cherry pick winners and losers.”