Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has approved an investigation into Facebook for “alleged” election interference.
DeSantis cited the Wall Avenue Journal’s bombshell report on inner Facebook paperwork stating that the corporate permits sure customers to interrupt the principles.
On Monday, DeSantis introduced that he was authorizing Secretary of State Laurel Lee and the Florida Division of State to open an investigation into Facebook’s alleged election interference by its whitelisting program.
“Floridians deserve to know how much Big Tech has influenced our elections,” DeSantis tweeted alongside together with his letter to Secretary Lee.
I’m authorizing @FLSecofState and the Florida Division of State to open an investigation into Facebook’s alleged election interference by its whitelisting program.
Floridians should know the way a lot Large Tech has influenced our elections. pic.twitter.com/rmGmZ6BK6T
— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) September 27, 2021
“It’s no secret that Big Tech censors have long enforced their own rules inconsistently,” DeSantis stated in a press launch. “If this new report is true, Facebook has violated Florida law to put its thumb on the scale of numerous state and local races.”
“Floridians deserve to know how much this corporate titan has influenced our elections. That is why I am directing Secretary Lee to use all legal means to uncover violations of Florida’s election laws,” he added.