Florida governor avenges Donald Trump’s social media ban


"Ron DeSantis" by Gage Skidmore is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

Florida governor Ron DeSantis has been highly critical of social media companies.

The governor of Florida has signed a first-of-its-kind law that punishes tech companies who ban political figures. 

This is being seen as retaliation for Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram’s ban of Donald Trump for violating their terms of service. 

The legislation states that platforms can only ban accounts for 14 days after which they face a $250,000 dollar fine per day the offending account is still banned.  The bill will take effect on July 1st. 

Florida governor Ron DeSantis has been very critical towards tech companies arguing that they are silencing conservative voices and likened them to Big Brother.

Legal challenges are already anticipated with opponents saying that the law violates free speech laws. Curiously the law contains an exemption for companies that “own and operate a theme park or entertainment complex.” 

Florida is home to numerous theme parks such as Disney World, Universal Studios, Sea World, and Legoland among others. 

Even more strangely Florida republicans have said that if Facebook “bought a theme park and named it Zuckerland and it met the definition of a theme park under Florida statute, then yes [they would be exempt from the bill]”, said Representative Blaise Ingoglia. 

Needless to say, I will be writing a review on Zuckerland when it opens.