What’s The Biggest Issue Facing Americans? Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Points To Big Tech Censorship.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks at a COVID-19 testing site, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, outside Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla. First responders and people over 65 years-old began receiving the COVID-19 vaccine Wednesday during a trial run of the site which will open to seniors at a later date. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

If you ask the Governor of Florida Ron DeSantis what he thinks one of, if not the most important issue facing Americans you won’t get a standard response of “coronavirus”, “the economy”, or global warming.”

DeSantis flat out said this weekend at a convention in Texas that big tech censorship is something not only that he is very concerned about, but he also hinted that some states, including Florida will be taking steps to address the actions taken by companies like Twitter, Facebook, Amazon and Apple that are “really really chilling.”

“Now, what Twitter did to the president, he’s the president of the United States, that’s obviously a big deal and I don’t want to minimize that, but I can tell you what really bothered me was how they decapitated this company Parler. You have this, you’d always say, ‘Hey, it’s a market, you don’t like Twitter, create your own competitor.’ Well, they did that and then what happened when it came time, when Parler was gaining all these users—because people understood that Twitter was censoring conservative speech and basically siding with the incoming administration against the outgoing—people started taking their business there.”

“This was a coordinated assault on a company that was trying to compete and so I think about that and say, okay, if they can do that, that means the big tech oligarchy is in some ways, in many ways, more powerful than the government itself. You’re serving as judge, jury, and executioner with no due process and you could effectively wipe someone’s livelihood right off the map.”

Without giving specifics, DeSantis said the next step is some sort of action. “And so, we’re going to take action, I think you’re going to see Texas want to take action. So, we’re thinking very, very deeply about this. I think it’s probably the most important legislative issue that we’re going to have to get right this year and next year in Florida.”

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