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April 21, 2022, 5:30 PM

DeSantis Set to Sign Bill Closing Disney Loophole in Tech Law

Jennifer Kay
Jennifer Kay
Staff Correspondent

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ escalating battle against Walt Disney Co. will include closing a loophole written with Disney in mind in a state law governing social media platforms.

The Florida House on Thursday passed a bill (S.B. 6C) removing an exemption from a law that permits fines of $250,000 a day when candidates for statewide office are blocked from a social media platform for more than 14 days. The bill passed the Florida Senate on Wednesday, also along party lines. The House vote was 70 to 38 and the Senate vote was 24 to 15.

The House voted ...

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