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Florida Republicans tout bill targeting ‘Silicon Valley elites,’ but challenges loom

Some say Republicans are trying to score points with their base, rather than attempting to ensure freedom of expression online. Critics have pointed to the exemption for theme park operators as evidence the Florida legislation is little more than a political stunt.

“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,” said Carl Szabo, vice president and general counsel at NetChoice.