- THE BLAZE - Feb 2, 2021 -
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) on Tuesday tore into Big Tech companies, calling them "enforcers of preferred narratives" whose economic interests are "not in the public interest" in a lengthy speech announcing new legislation to protect the privacy and free speech rights of Floridians from Silicon Valley.
"It's high time that we step up to the plate to ensure the protection of the people and their rights," DeSantis proclaimed, speaking to reporters at a press conference with Republican leaders from the state legislature.
The governor announced a new legislative effort to crack down on Big Tech, intending to limit social media companies' ability to sell user information to advertisers for a profit and taking action to protect social media users amid accusations that Facebook and Twitter engage in censorship of certain viewpoints or information.