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(WFLA Tampa Bay)   Governor Ron DeSantis (FL-GOP) signs bill into law that will fine social media companies "deplatforming" political candidates up to $250,000 a day, encourages politicians to lie with impunity   (wfla.com) divider line
    More: Florida, United States, Social media, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, Florida, social media companies, Donald Trump, Georgia, Lieutenant  
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2491 clicks; posted to Politics » on 24 May 2021 at 2:45 PM (4 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2021-05-24 1:44:35 PM  
"Block all IPs and phones from Florida." -- Jack Dorsey

Won't happen but would be funny
 
2021-05-24 1:47:16 PM  
Good luck enforcing state-mandated publication of speech on a privately owned media platform you maga moron

/And Donald Trump is still not going to sleep with you.
 
2021-05-24 1:47:40 PM  
So, a blatantly unconstitutional law that will be immediately tossed by a federal court.  Seems about right.
 
2021-05-24 1:57:37 PM  
How many lawyers will 250k a day hire to sue the shiat out of Florida? I am guessing quite a few.
 
2021-05-24 2:02:59 PM  
Is it possible that this was signed into law just to provide employment for lawyers?
 
2021-05-24 2:04:32 PM  
Having facebook, twitter, fark, etc IP block the entire state of Florida with a splash screen explaining it's the Republican's wish. Would be lovely.
 
2021-05-24 2:09:38 PM  

OptionC: So, a blatantly unconstitutional law that will be immediately tossed by a federal court.  Seems about right.


It has served it's purpose.
He has kissed Twittler's ring in a loud and public way.
 
2021-05-24 2:21:25 PM  
Funny how they only care about protecting the free speech of politicians and not regular people.
 
2021-05-24 2:28:28 PM  

Gubbo: Is it possible that this was signed into law just to provide employment for lawyers?


Like Florida lawyers are going to give up their Federal handouts to go work for DeSantis.
 
2021-05-24 2:34:51 PM  
Florida's pretending to be its own country again? The act would be more convincing if they refused all Federal dollars but oh no, that ain't gonna happen.
 
2021-05-24 2:35:54 PM  

I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: "Block all IPs and phones from Florida." -- Jack Dorsey

Won't happen but would be funny


Half of the stupid people on social media are from Florida. (If they aren't they certainly are good at pretending they are).
 
2021-05-24 2:36:02 PM  
What farking idiot thinks that'll hold up in court? I can't imagine it was DeSantis. He's a sentient meatloaf who sniffs his fingers.
 
2021-05-24 2:42:05 PM  
Hmm, nationalizing (OK, statizing) media.

Where have I heard of this before?

/ have to Godwin the thread somehow
 
2021-05-24 2:47:37 PM  
Bullshiat publicity stunt in line with his attempt to suck up to Trump and his idiot minions.

Nothing more.
 
2021-05-24 2:47:50 PM  
Bro, you're not a teenage girl. Trump isn't interested in your little mushroom.
 
2021-05-24 2:48:22 PM  

OptionC: So, a blatantly unconstitutional law that will be immediately tossed by a federal court.  Seems about right.


Twitter and Facebook should immediately deplatform him and get this settled.
 
2021-05-24 2:48:52 PM  
This is VEEP candidate posturing, nothing more.
 
2021-05-24 2:49:46 PM  

arrogantbastich: What farking idiot thinks that'll hold up in court? I can't imagine it was DeSantis. He's a sentient meatloaf who sniffs his fingers.


He's just shoring up The Villages vote
 
2021-05-24 2:50:02 PM  
I'm pretty sure this is all covered under the terms of service you agree to with an account.
 
2021-05-24 2:50:06 PM  
Holy shiat these terrorists are farking sore that mienspace didn't take off and that Trump's digital footprint is like 95% lower then a year from now.

I didn't know that Florida got so much snow in may. I mean, look at all those snowflakes.
 
2021-05-24 2:50:15 PM  

Ambivalence: Funny how they only care about protecting the free speech lies of conservative politicians and not regular people anything else.


FTFY
 
2021-05-24 2:51:04 PM  
They're private companies, they can ban whoever they want. They can ban all guys named "Ron" if they want to. You have no Constitutional right to be on Twitter.

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2021-05-24 2:51:42 PM  
Drop the banhammer on FL Republicans and let them sue.  Twitter is a legal fighter.
 
2021-05-24 2:51:54 PM  
Someone is sure missing his orange binkie isnt he
 
2021-05-24 2:52:08 PM  
What is up with these crazy, evil folk willing to commit evil? I just don't get it.
 
2021-05-24 2:52:38 PM  
So all I have to do to never be thrown off Facebarf, Instrgrab, Twitface, etc. is run for office in Florida?
 
2021-05-24 2:52:41 PM  
IMO the more important outcome of this is that it encourages liars to run for office and thus become "politicians".
 
2021-05-24 2:52:54 PM  

casual disregard: What is up with these crazy, evil folk willing to commit evil? I just don't get it.


They like evil.
 
2021-05-24 2:53:07 PM  

GitOffaMyLawn: Hmm, nationalizing (OK, statizing) media.

Where have I heard of this before?

/ have to Godwin the thread somehow


Yeah, he's changed his mind about that.
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2021-05-24 2:53:43 PM  
Twitter and Facebook should be nationalized and liquidated.
 
2021-05-24 2:54:39 PM  
So "compelled speech", then?
 
2021-05-24 2:55:10 PM  
Florida : this is what happens when you weaponize old racist voters.
 
2021-05-24 2:55:34 PM  
Someone should "declare" themselves a candidate and post on OAN and Fox's media feed in comments and the immediately sue them when their posts are blocked.
 
2021-05-24 2:55:45 PM  
Desantis will now sign a law imposing a $10,000 fine on any individual who deplatforms Republicans by voting for Democrats.
Donating to Democrats is punishable by a fine equal to 10x the donation, or $1,000 - whichever is larger.
All fines are payable to the Florida GQP.

/You know he would.
 
2021-05-24 2:55:58 PM  

Gubbo: Is it possible that this was signed into law just to provide employment for lawyers?


Maybe, but how much will they really get? Is nakedly unconstitutional on its face. It'll zip through the courts with relative ease until the supremes laugh it off, it they even agree to hear it. If it's about billable hours how many are in this?

Any actual lawyers think this will be a cash cow?
 
2021-05-24 2:56:15 PM  
Who was the farmer who kept posting NSFW content to the Fark Photoshop Contests back in the day? We need to have him file to run for office in some small Florida city and just post photoshoot of DeSantis all day until he is banned and can sue.
 
2021-05-24 2:56:27 PM  
So Florida is going to sue Facebook and Twitter -- two companies based in California -- $250k a day for deplatforming Republicans?

And how do they expect to collect that money, exactly?
 
2021-05-24 2:56:29 PM  
And with a straight face DeSantis and all of the GOP will turn around and decry government regulations stifling free enterprise and costing jobs.
 
2021-05-24 2:57:13 PM  
Sigh. Stop doing things, DeSatan, you're out of your element

Sadly so many people in Florida think he's doing a great job
 
2021-05-24 2:57:36 PM  

Gubbo: Is it possible that this was signed into law just to provide employment for lawyers?


Its conservative virtue signaling. They love empty gestures like this.
 
2021-05-24 2:57:55 PM  
Hey DeSantis: You know what could've stopped deplatforming on social media?


Net Neutrality.
 
2021-05-24 2:58:09 PM  

Walker: They're private companies, they can ban whoever they want. They can ban all guys named "Ron" if they want to. You have no Constitutional right to be on Twitter.


SCOTUS said  the president twitter couldnt ban people from seeing his account. Sounds like yeah, theres a constitutional right to be on twitter... for people at least.
 
2021-05-24 2:58:15 PM  

GitOffaMyLawn: Hmm, nationalizing (OK, statizing) media.

Where have I heard of this before?

/ have to Godwin the thread somehow


I remember reading where that Godwin guy himself said that anything related to Trump is the exception to the negative perception of "Godwining a thread." You may Godwin to your heart's content guilt free. be at peace, my son. Selah.
 
2021-05-24 2:58:57 PM  

Devo: I'm pretty sure this is all covered under the terms of service you agree to with an account.


Kinda this. It'll never hold up. How hard is it to understand that private companies have a TOS? Break it? You can be sanctioned or banned. It's really not a hard concept to understand, and I am rarely the smartest person in the room. Even I get it. Facebook/Twitter/etal, can do pretty much what they want. Don't like it? Don't use it. Like an online game...fark with the TOS? Your gone.
 
2021-05-24 2:59:03 PM  

sdd2000: Someone should "declare" themselves a candidate and post on OAN and Fox's media feed in comments and the immediately sue them when their posts are blocked.


Yeah, this is actually a pretty cunning plan.
 
2021-05-24 2:59:35 PM  
Why do Republicans want the government (boo! hiss!) to actively control private enterprise in the free market and dictate their actions to them?? Is this Russia??!!

/Might as well be in GQP-land
 
2021-05-24 2:59:45 PM  
"Fine us how?" would be a fun question for one of these companies to ask.
 
2021-05-24 3:00:36 PM  
And this is the platform of the GOP. This is what is important to them. This is what they think is the driving need of our nation. How to legislate social media to favor them. They are the worst of us
 
2021-05-24 3:00:55 PM  

OptionC: So, a blatantly unconstitutional law that will be immediately tossed by a federal court.  Seems about right.


They know it will be slapped down.  It is all for show for their cult.
 
2021-05-24 3:01:04 PM  
Haha!  As far as you all know, I am a politician in Florida!  Now that Moderator will never be able to touch me!  Suck it!
 
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