Orlando Sentinel’s Central Florida 100: BIG TECH BANS

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Big Tech remains in the cross-hairs of the Florida GOP. Facebook, Twitter, Apple and Amazon banned former President Donald Trump from access to their platforms for continuing to post false and incendiary content. In retaliation, Florida Sen. Joe Gruters and Rep. Randy Fine filed bills this past week purporting to prohibit state and local governments from doing business with them. While the measures will almost assuredly not pass constitutional muster, the broader question is the public policy concerns about attempting to deploy government reprobation to punish private companies – albeit large ones – exercising private actions for nothing other than partisan reasons.

Originally posted for the Orlando Sentinel’s Central Florida 100.


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