Well well well, looks like someone’s been taking notes from the big guy himself.
Governor Ron DeSantis of Florida recently unveiled a “Digital Bill of Rights” to protect Floridians from Big Tech censorship and surveillance.
It should. Because that’s pretty much the same exact thing former President Donald Trump proposed in his 2024 presidential campaign platform, MONTHS AGO.
Of course, it is common knowledge that DeSantis might be (probably is) gearing up for a presidential run in 2024, so it’s not exactly surprising that he’s following in Trump’s footsteps and taking on a huge issue that connects with millions of conservatives. FreePressFail covers censorship issues every single day because big tech has become such a problem!
But it’s still worth noting that Ronny D pretty much copied Trump’s digital policy proposal for his own campaign and introduced it like it’s brand spanking new.
Let’s take a closer look at these Digital Bills of Rights, shall we?
Trump’s proposal is pretty lengthy and includes a laundry list of demands, from banning the government from colluding with private companies to censor Americans’ speech to mandating that intelligence officials can’t work for big tech for seven years after leaving the government. It’s a lot to digest, but the whole point of it is that he wants to crack down on Big Tech’s power and protect free speech.
DeSantis’ proposal is basically the same, but with a little more focus on Florida.
He’s pushing for Floridians to have the right to private, in-person conversations without Big Tech surveillance, the right to participate in online platforms without unfair censorship, and the right to control personal data. He’s also looking to ban TikTok and other social media platforms tied to China and other foreign countries of concern on government and public school devices. It’s less exhaustive than Trump’s proposal, but it still hits on all the most important points.
At the end of the day, it’s great that both Trump and DeSantis are putting free speech at the forefront of their campaigns. We love free speech!
But let’s not pretend that DeSantis is coming up with some groundbreaking new ideas here. He’s pretty much just copying Trump’s proposal! And if he wants to be taken seriously, he’s going to have to come up with some bigger, better ideas on his own or he’s gonna get WRECKED in a primary.