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Florida is appealing to the appellate courts the adverse ruling by an Obama judge against its law that stopped much of the political censorship by Big Tech.  With Alabama recently signing on to help, eleven other states so far have joined Florida in its legal battle against Big Tech censorship.

The Florida law provides remedies for Florida citizens who are censored by Big Tech and also gives enforcement powers to the state Attorney General..  For political campaigns, it imposes big fines on Big Tech companies when they censor political candidates, and treats Big Tech favoritism to particular candidates as an in-kind political contribution that must be reported to the election authorities.

https://www.foxbusiness.com/politics/attorneys-general-florida-tech-law

Texas recently passed a similar law to stop Big Tech political censorship, but added a provision that many conservative legal scholars have long recommended to make such laws hard to challenge.  They have declared major internet platforms to be "public utilities" making them subject to state regulation.  Florida did not utilize that angle.

 

 


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