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Marco Rubio: FCC Needs to Make Changes After Facebook, Twitter Restrict Article on Hunter...

In June, Rubio, along with several of his colleagues, wrote to Pai to request the FCC take a fresh look at Section 230 and clearly define the criteria for which companies can receive protections under the statute.

Jimmy Patronis: ‘If Twitter Won’t Fix Their Own Mess, Congress Should Fix it for...

Patronis sent Scott a Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) report “of Twitter following a July 2020 hack of high-profile accounts, including Former President Barack Obama, Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Kim Kardashian" which “will support inquiries by the United States Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, who recently voted to subpoena Big Tech CEOs including Twitter, Facebook, and Google.”
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Rick Scott Ready to Ask Twitter, Google, Facebook CEOs About Censoring Conservatives

“The CEOs have not agreed to repeated requests to testify before the Committee on Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which governs how online platforms moderate and display user-generated content,” noted the committee.  

Jimmy Patronis Wants Twitter to Share Hack Information with FDLE

Last week, Florida Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis sent a letter to Jack Dorsey, the co-founder and CEO of Twitter, in regards to the recent hacking that Twitter experienced. This letter is a follow-up to the CFO’s request to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) to investigate Twitter and partner with federal agencies to assess the state’s risk-level from the security breach.

Jimmy Patronis Warns Floridians to Beware of Fraud as Scam Artists Hack Prominent Twitter...

This week’s Twitter hack looks to be one of the most widespread the platform has ever seen, attempting to elicit payments to an anonymous cryptocurrency account.

Marco Rubio Calls on FCC to Clarify Section 230 Protections for Social Media Companies

This request was made in light of recent troubling activities by social media companies, including partisan attempts to silence political speech and efforts to silence critics of the Chinese Communist Party.

Marco Rubio: Twitter Should End Services to Iranian Officials Including the Ayatollah

At the end of last week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., joined U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz, R-Tex., Tom Cotton, R-Ark., and Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., in urging Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to end the company’s services to members of the Iranian regime, including the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and the Iranian Foreign Minister, Javad Zarif — both who have been sanctioned by the Trump administration.
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Florida Delegation Breaks Down on Party Lines Over Trump’s State of the Union Address

“President Trump’s State of the Union address will be a much-needed reminder that outside the Washington, D.C. bubble there are millions of Americans who do not spend each day refreshing their Twitter accounts to see the latest ‘hot take,’” Rubio said.

Vern Buchanan Renews Fight to Make Daylight Saving Time Permanent

With Americans planning to set their clocks back this weekend, U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., is doubling down on his call to make Daylight Saving Time (DST) permanent.

Nancy Pelosi Resurfaces in Florida Politics

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is starting to resurface as a factor in Florida politics.

Gina Loudon: Florida Picked Trump Because He Promised Winning

President Trump won big here in Florida in 2016. He’s very likely to do so again, and, in his rally speeches, he’s shown a striking degree of self-awareness as to why.

Polls: Voters Often Blame Mental Illness Instead of Gun Laws for Mass Shootings

While Florida Democrats are pushing for a special legislative session on gun control, polls say voters often blame mental illness for America’s mass shooting epidemic.