By Gina Martinez For Dailymail.Com
Published: 18:11 BST, 1 May 2021 | Updated: 18:11 BST, 1 May 2021
Florida is set to become first state to punish social media sites like Twitter, Facebook and Youtube for 'deplatforming' politicians with fines of up to $250,000 a day.
Florida's Republican governor Ron DeSantis is set to sign the bill in a clear nod to his close political ally, former president Donald Trump, who was banned from most social media platforms following the January 6 attack on the nation's capitol.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
S.B. 7072 was passed in the House with a 77-38 vote and in the Senate, 23-17.
The bill would prohibit social media companies from permanently deleting or banning political candidates.
Florida's Republican governor Ron DeSantis is set to sign the bill in a clear nod to his close political ally, former president Donald Trump (pictured together)
Former President Donald Trump was banned from Facebook and Twitter after he continued to spread misinformation regarding the 2020 election following the capitol riots (pictured)
Suspensions of up to 14 days would still be allowed, and platforms can remove individual posts that violate terms of service, the bill says.
The bill would also allow Florida's elections commission to hand out fines to social media