Florida Governor Ron De Santis told reporters Monday that he will support legislation to give Florida consumers "more control of their data" over the growing power and influence of big tech.
De Santis said he and Florida House leaders will push a bill, HB 969, that will give consumers the right to demand information about how big tech companies use their data.
Under this new legislation, Floridians would be able to delete their data collected by tech companies, prevent data from being sold and take legal action against big tech companies for sharing their data.
De Santis announced the legislation to hold tech companies accountable for censorship and suppression, saying that he would fine big tech companies for censoring political candidates.
"It's more than that," De Santis told Tucker Carlson, saying that the new law will protect Floridian's data privacy, force tech companies to not use their algorithm to limit views on political candidates, and would allow people to file civil suits against big tech companies for violations.
"To sit back and hope it's gonna get better," De Santis said "isn't gonna work, so we're leading and I think it will be good."
He said that there would be a "big fight in the legislative session," but that "most folks" want these kinds of protections for both their personal and business life. De Santis said that the kind of suppression and collusion that the nation has seen at the hands of big tech companies should not be allowed.
Carlson wanted to know if this law "would have implications for the rest of the country," and De Santis said that he thought it would, that Florida can lead the nation.
Join and support independent free thinkers!
We’re independent and can’t be cancelled. The establishment media is increasingly dedicated to divisive cancel culture, corporate wokeism, and political correctness, all while covering up corruption from the corridors of power. The need for fact-based journalism and thoughtful analysis has never been greater. When you support The Post Millennial, you support freedom of the press at a time when it's under direct attack. Join the ranks of independent, free thinkers by supporting us today for as little as $1.
Remind me next month