DeSantis to sign bill banning social media “deplatforming” and “shadow banning”

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis will sign SB 7072, a bill that has passed by the Florida House and Senate.

Per the NY Post the bill “would make it a crime to remove state political candidates from Twitter and Facebook, and would mete out penalties of $250,000 a day for any statewide candidate who is deplatformed.”

“The bill also requires tech companies to give users seven days notice that they are at risk of being banned and offer them the opportunity to correct the issue. Suspensions of up to 14 days would still be allowed,” the report adds.

Sen. Kelli Stargel, R-Lakeland, said “when you get to a situation where a business has a monopoly on a message, and the ability to direct a message through that monopoly, that is where government kind of sometimes comes in and steps in.”

“I think this bill is trying to strike that right balance, by allowing free speech, and at the same time trying to make sure the business is not arbitrarily setting up that speech and blocking out people that they don’t want in,” she adds.