Florida imposes fines for blocking politicians in social networks

According to the text of the law, the amount of the fine will be $250 thousand per day, if it is a candidate from Florida and $25 thousand in other cases.

Republican Governor of Florida Ron DeSantis signed a bill on penalties for social networks with more than 100 million users per month for blocking the accounts of campaign participants. He announced this on Twitter.

“Today, the people of Florida received guaranteed protection from the ability of Silicon Valley to restrict freedom of speech, thought, and content,” the report said.

According to the text of the law, previously adopted by the state legislature, the amount of the fine will be $250 thousand per day if it is a candidate from Florida and $25 thousand in other cases. The threshold of 100 million users per month is only exceeded by the largest social networks, such as Facebook and Twitter. The law will also require social networks to notify politicians whose accounts may be blocked seven days before making such a decision. In addition, residents of the state will be able to sue social networks in the event of such violations. According to CNN, similar bills are under consideration in the states of Arkansas, Kentucky, Oklahoma, and Utah.

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Author: Steve Cowan
Graduated From Princeton University. He has been at the Free Press since October 2014. Previously worked as a regional entertainment editor.
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