Rep. Randy Fine (R-Fla.) is calling on Florida Governor Ron DeSantis to divest from Big Tech companies after the tech giants suspended President Donald Trump’s social media accounts and shut down the Parler platform, citing a breach in their “inciting violence” policy related to the storming of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.
“I write today to ask that you order the immediate divestment of any Florida-held equity and debt of the following companies: Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, Apple and Alphabet (Google),” said Fine in his letter to the Florida Cabinet members.
Following President Donald Trump’s speech on Jan. 6, during which he asked protesters to “peaceful and patriotically make your voices heard,” thousands moved to protest around the Capitol building. A part of the protest group became violent and some people breached the Capitol, resulting in the deaths of 5 people.
After the breach, Facebook and Twitter permanently suspended President Trump’s accounts, citing a breach in their policy against violence. Read more…