Fla. state rep. urges Gov. DeSantis to divest tech companies that censor conservatives

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks at a COVID-19 testing site, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, outside Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

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UPDATED 11:19 AM PT – Wednesday, January 13, 2021

A Florida state representative has called on Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) to divest from Big Tech companies that recently censored President Trump.

On Tuesday, state Rep. Randy Fine sent a letter to the Florida governor and his cabinet members in which he pointed out that if the President of the United States can be silenced by Big Tech, so can anyone else.

Fine specifically highlighted Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, Apple and Google, while noting Florida tax payers should not be forced to do business with companies that censor them. He went on to comment that if liberal groups were being censored, he would still be expressing the same concerns.

The state representative also pointed out social media platforms like Twitter still allow dictators such as the Venezuelan president on their site, but ban conservatives.

Meanwhile on Twitter, Florida Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis showed support for Fine’s call to divest and said officials should consider the proposal on the next cabinet agenda.

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