Republican Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) signed a bill on Monday that will control big tech and empower Americans who have been discriminated against.
Governor DeSantis passed the bill, which he said was the first of its kind in the U.S., at a Miami ceremony.
The new bill would give people the right to sue companies who discriminate against them. And it forces tech companies to be open and transparent about their content moderation policies. The Attorney General of Florida may bring legal actions against any company that violates the new law. And further, tech companies are prevented from blacklisting any political candidate.
In comments at the ceremony, Governor DeSantis said the power of Silicon Valley tech companies has surpassed that of early 20th century companies that led to our antitrust laws being created in the first place.
He took aim against tech giants like Facebook and Twitter for “suppressing ideas that are inconvenient or that they disagree with.” DeSantis said.
Author: Blake Ambrose