Content Moderation

05/02/2021

Florida Bill Would Stop Social Media Companies From Permanently Deplatforming Political Candidates

Carl Szabo
Carl Szabo Vice President and General Counsel

Those opposed to the bill argue that the First Amendment gives them the right to decide who can participate in the platforms.  “This bill abandons conservative values, violates the First Amendment, and would force websites to host antisemitic, racist, and hateful content.” Carl Szabo, vice-president of trade group NetChoice told USA TODAY. “Content moderation is crucial to an internet that is safe and valuable for families and Floridian small businesses, but this bill would undermine this important ecosystem.”

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