HB 7013 (Commerce Committee) prohibits social media platforms from “deplatforming” statewide candidates and allows the Florida Elections Commission to fine a social media platform $100,000 per day for deplatforming statewide candidates and $10,000 per day for all other candidates. In addition, if a social media platform provides free advertisements for a candidate, it is an in-kind contribution and the candidate must be notified.
SB 520 (Burgess) would require social media websites to notify individual and business users within 30 days after suspending their account. The notice must state why the account was suspended or disabled. (Taggart)