Content Moderation

04/30/2021

Florida passes bill prohibiting social media companies from banning politicians

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NetChoice, a trade group for internet companies, said during a hearing for the bill that the companies’ free speech rights were being violated.

“The First Amendment makes clear that government may not regulate the speech of private individuals or businesses. This includes government action that compels speech by forcing a private social media platform to carry content that is against its policies or preferences,” NetChoice President Steve DelBianco said.

DeSantis has previously spoken highly of the bill and is expected to sign it.

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