Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is leading the charge against Big Tech companies and their oppressive censorship practices. At a private conservative retreat in 2021, DeSantis called for the U.S. government to break up large tech companies like Google, citing their immense power and negative influence on society.
REPORT: Uncovered Remarks Show DeSantis Going After Big Tech Firms https://t.co/5PbZmI3eoE
— US Burning (@UsBurning) March 21, 2023
DeSantis was speaking with conservative entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy, who is now running for the Republican presidential nomination. The video of their conversation was obtained by ProPublica, though it is unclear how. DeSantis stated that protecting the rights of people to participate in political speech is an appropriate role of the government, and that companies like Google have become too big and powerful and need to be broken up.
We obtained a private video of Ron DeSantis calling for @Google and other tech giants to be "broken up."
The remark – made at a TENEO NETWORK event – takes his anti-big tech rhetoric beyond what he has said publicly.@propublica + @ItsDocumented: https://t.co/z3TRtyrhVY
— Andy Kroll (@AndyKroll) March 21, 2023
The Florida Governor has taken action to protect social media users from Big Tech censorship. In May 2021, he signed legislation preventing Big Tech companies from deplatforming political candidates and requiring transparency about changes to content moderation policies. This legislation gives users the right to sue Big Tech firms under Florida’s Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices Act if their rights are violated.
Governor Ron DeSantis is a true champion of free speech and is taking a stand against Big Tech’s oppressive censorship practices. His actions show his commitment to protecting the rights of citizens to participate in political speech and ensuring that Big Tech companies are held accountable for their actions. It is refreshing to see a politician take a strong stance against Big Tech’s monopolistic power and fight for the rights of citizens to express their opinions freely.