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Florida governor signs ban on ‘deplatforming’ by tech companies

Carl Szabo, vice president and general counsel at NetChoice, a tech industry trade group, said the law may force platforms to carry posts that include violence or other harmful content.

“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,” he said in a statement. The First Amendment prohibits the government from compelling or controlling speech on private websites, he added.