Ron DeSantis Declares War on Big Tech, Shreds Reporters Who Played Gotcha Games During Presser

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As we reported last month in the aftermath of the Capitol riots and Big Tech’s crackdown on Republican accounts and platforms, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis made it clear that he was not going to sit back and take the punishment social media giants like Facebook and Twitter were unleashing on conservatives for simply being conservatives.

In a speech he gave in Texas less a little over a week after the Capitol was breached, DeSantis said “the most important legislative issue” for the state of Florida in 2021 was to make it harder for Big Tech to censor conservative content.

“We need to really think deeply about if we are a disfavored class based on our principles, based on having conservative views, based on being a Christian, based on whatever you can say that is not favored in Silicon Valley,” DeSantis stated at the time. “I think it’s probably the most important legislative issue that we’re going to have to get right this year and next year.”

Today, DeSantis held a press conference where he announced a legislative proposal that if passed would, among other things, impose fines on social media companies for deplatforming political candidates as well as protect the privacy rights of Floridians.

During the presser, reporters were true to form with the gotcha questions. Here’s how DeSantis handled one reporter’s question about whether or not he believed President Trump’s claim that the election was stolen:

The governor sparred at one point during the conference with a reporter who asked whether he agreed with Trump’s claim that the 2020 election was “stolen,” arguing in response that Democrats including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (CA) made similar claims about the 2016 election without facing retaliation by tech titans.

How many people tweeted in 2016 … that Russia stole the election for Trump?” DeSantis said. “That happened every day, thousands of times a day. Nancy Pelosi said, ‘The election was taken from us by Russia.’ Did any of those people get deplatformed? I don’t remember anyone even calling for them to be deplatformed.”

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At another point, another reporter brought up to DeSantis how there were accounts that were deplatformed because they supposedly tweeted something that “provoked” the platform’s attention to deplatform it.

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DeSantis was having none of it:

As an example of big tech intervening to block information they disagreed with, Desantis mentioned The Post story from October about Hunter Biden’s foreign dealings blocked by Twitter.

“The Hunter Biden story was true. The typical corporate media outlets chose to ignore it. They wanted to beat Trump,” ​he said, adding that the report about President Biden’s son “couldn’t get any traction” weeks before the election.

He said reporters wouldn’t have hesitated to go after him if he were the subject of the same story.

“You’re trying to tell me if there’s hacked information that could damage me, you guys wouldn’t print it? Give me a break.” DeSantis said. “You guys would print it every single day if you could. And Big Tech would allow it to proliferate 24/7.”

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He was clearly in no mood to play games.

While DeSantis did note that there was unquestionably some forms of speech that crossed the line (like threatening physical harm), he also raised the question of “who” gets to decide what information gets a user deplatformed.



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