Gov. Ron DeSantis (Republican from Florida) has announced a new “Digital Bill of Rights” following overwhelming evidence that the government had partnered with tech companies in order to censor Americans. WPBF News reported that the governor held a conference in West Palm Beach on February 15th to discuss the proposed Digital Bill of Rights.
JUST IN: DeSantis’ Digital Bill of Rights proposal would ban state agency partnerships, “formally or informally,” with social media platforms to enact censorship
“Dr. Fauci, working with Facebook and some of these others, to censor perfectly legitimate information.” pic.twitter.com/z3EdPcMqw0
— Florida’s Voice (@FLVoiceNews) February 15, 2023
Florida’s Voice shared a video clip from the press conference via Twitter. It shows DeSantis explaining what the Digital Bill of Rights would accomplish.
It would not allow “either formally or informally” any agreement between state and local government agencies or social media platforms for content moderation. He cited Dr. Anthony Fauci, former director of NIAID, who had direct access to Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook CEO, to censor COVID-19-related content. DeSantis also mentioned the Twitter Files, highlighting the FBI’s deep collusion with Twitter, and the payouts.
DeSantis was not shy about his words. He said, “That’s a collusion between the government and private sector to deprive your rights.”
But the Florida governor is not just targeting social media censorship.“For search engine transparency, we are going to require for those doing business in Florida, these major internet search engines need to publish the criteria they use to determine which search results to display and in what order,” DeSantis continued, “including whether and in what circumstances politics, partisanship, or ideology is taken into account.”
It is about time that America’s government allowed free speech instead of attacking it.