Sabatini Fights Big Tech in Florida with HB-33

Jim McCool
Jim McCool
March 9, 2021

Florida State Rep. Anthony Sabatini (R), has had a monstrous week after officially throwing his hat in the ring for the 2022 U.S. Congressional election, promising to 'Make America First Again!'

However, this has made it easy to overlook his bill in the Florida House, HB-33 which protects all Floridians from big tech censorship, mainly social media platforms.

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.

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Jim McCool

Jim McCool

Jim is a graduate of Florida State University where he studied Political Science, Religion and Criminology. He has been a reporter for the Floridian since January of 2021 and will start law school in 2024.

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