Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is ready to “step up to the plate” against one of the “most pervasive threats of the 21st century”—Big Tech’s “Big Brother” efforts to stomp on the Constitutional rights of Americans. In a 45-minute press conference on Tuesday, he announced that he and the Republican-controlled state legislature will work together on legislation called the Transparency in Technology Act that combats the right to privacy violations, Big Tech’s censorship, de-platforming, and election interference from companies like Twitter, Amazon, Apple, Google, and Facebook.
Transparency in Technology Act
DeSantis opened his press conference with the following statement:
“Floridians should have the privacy of their data and personal information protected, their ability to access and participate in online platforms protected, and their ability to participate in elections free from interference from Big Tech, protected.” He adds that technology companies from the West Coast have “transformed into an industry of monopoly communications platforms that monitor, influence and control the flow of information in our country and among our citizens and they do that to an extent hitherto unimaginable.”
DeSantis stated that the internet and these companies were once perceived and used to “liberate” Americans from the “distrusted legacy media.” However, over the years, the “big tech cartel” has “transformed from being neutral platforms” that allowed Americans to freely communicate to being “enforcers of preferred narratives.”
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The impact of these changes has been profound, even to the point of “playing a decisive role in elections.” He said that people are rapidly losing their right to make their own decisions about who to follow,