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04/30/2021

In nod to Trump, Florida is set to ban ‘deplatforming’ by tech companies

Carl Szabo
Carl Szabo Vice President and General Counsel

NetChoice, a trade group for internet companies, testified against the legislation and has argued that private entities should have the right to decide what’s best for users without interference.

“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 in testimony last month.

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