On Monday, April 19th, the Florida Senate Appropriations Committee will consider SB 7072, Social Media. This bill is a great step forward in addressing Big Tech censorship, but it needs substantial changes to have any impact.
Please CALL the members of the FL Senate Appropriations Committee and tell them to vote in support of SB 7072. Their names and contact information are listed below.
The Transparency In Technology Act, HB 7013 and its Senate companion bill, SB 7072 are ready for a vote on the floors of the Florida House and Senate, but in their current form, the bills will not protect ALL Floridians. The proposed amendments are currently being reviewed and we need your advocacy efforts in support to rebut all of Big Tech’s lobbyists who have unlimited funds to spend and are fighting all legislative attempts to regulate Big Tech.
We URGE Governor Ron DeSantis and the Florida legislature to adopt critical amendments to ensure that Big Tech is held accountable if they target and deplatform candidates, elected officials, and Florida residents who support conservative values and free speech. The language must also include penalties for payment processors, banks, all social media sites, and tech companies, telecommunication companies, and internet service providers that discriminate against Floridians and censor them on the basis of their political affiliation, so that we can send a strong message to Big Tech. We need to let them know that they can not usurp the will of the people, cannot interfere with our elections, cannot become the arbiters of who is worthy to represent us, and cannot silence those who stand for free speech and free and fair elections.
The Big Tech Bill will determine the outcome of the 2022 midterm elections, the 2024 Presidential election, and all elections beyond. Our future and our freedoms are in the hands of Governor DeSantis and the Florida state Legislators. This is a moment in history where we can all be a part of the solution and the preservation of our liberties.
We have two weeks before the Florida legislative session ends. The time to ACT is NOW!
On Monday March 15, 2021, I testified in front of the Florida House Appropriations Committee at the Florida State Capitol in Tallahassee to speak about House Bill 7013, titled “Transparency In Technology Act”.