The bill entitled “Social Media Websites” intends to “authorize” Florida’s attorney general to bring legal action on behalf of website users.”
The Floridian reached out to Rep. Sabatini today where he informed us that the bill, “will keep big tech accountable by allowing private citizens to sue big tech when they censor people for their political and religious speech.”
Of course, the bill would only apply in the state of Florida.
Sabatini then corrected this assertion and clarified, “this would apply to any social media company that enters the stream of commerce in Florida.”
HB-33 has just hit its first reading in front of the House a week ago and would take effect on July 1, 2021, if it is signed into law.