Republican Representative Randy Fine, District 53, submitted a letter, urging the Florida government to boycott big tech companies, including Twitter, Facebook, Amazon, Apple and Google, after they imposed a permanent ban on outgoing-President Donald Trump on social media.
While some agree that the attack on the Capitol was an attack on American democracy, others also believe ‘silencing’ Trump is a form of an attack on freedom of speech on the internet.
“It is clear that Twitter and Facebook are engaged in one-sided viewpoint discrimination targeting conservatives. These companies allow actual terrorists around the world to use their platforms to target America, Americans and our allies, without as much as a peep,” Randy Fine wrote in the letter.
Fine said these actions of censorship target a large part of conservative residents who do not identify with the rioters who attacked the US Capitol.
The Republican representative received support and had Florida’s CFO Jimmy Patronis on his side.
“We should consider getting this on the next Cabinet agenda. Big tech coordinated to shut down conservative accounts but still allows Nicolas Maduro to spread lies,” tweeted Patronis.
In the past, Fine has been successful in pressuring AirBnB to comply with his demands through boycotting action. He believes the same would work right now.
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