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Florida law would fine social media companies that ban ‘conservative ideas’

But the tech lobbying group NetChoice, which includes Twitter and Facebook as members, criticized the new law in a press release.

“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,” said NetChoice vice president and lawyer Carl Szabo. “By carving out companies like Disney and Universal, Florida’s legislature revealed its anti-tech fervor and true intent to punish social media for allegations of anti-conservative bias.”