Florida Takes Aim at Tech Giants That ‘Look Like Big Brother’

Political leaders in Florida are taking steps to rein in the power of major technology companies. 

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and several of his state’s Republican legislative leaders this week announced legislation that would prevent Twitter, Facebook (and its subsidiary Instagram), Google, Amazon, and Apple from censoring content or selling users’ data in the Sunshine State. 

“Floridians should have the privacy of their data and personal information protected, their ability to access and participate in online platforms protected, and their ability to participate in elections free from interference from Big Tech protected,” DeSantis said during a Tuesday press conference. 

What were once small, upstart companies now are controlling the flow of information across the world, the Republican governor said. 

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