Techdirt Podcast Episode 289: Florida's Social Media Bill Fiasco, With State Rep. Anna Eskamani

from the bad-bill dept

If you've been following our coverage of Florida's recent law about social media content moderation, you know it hasn't been going well — it was an insane bill that was quickly shut down by an injunction from a judge who could see how obviously unconstitutional it was. But the fight isn't over, so this week we're joined by Florida Representative Anna Eskamani, one of the most vocal critics of the bill in the state legislature, to discuss how this all happened and what's going to come next.

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    That One Guy (profile), 7 Jul 2021 @ 4:53pm

    'The money we were going to give you is going to taxes, so ...'

    I imagine the number of politicians who would be willing to bring that up could be counted on one hand because once 'make big companies actually start paying taxes' is seriously on the table a lot of companies beyond just the tech ones would be in the crosshairs, as I'm sure the tech companies would very quickly jump on the 'if you're closing those loopholes for us how about doing so for those other companies too?' counter and that's the sort of thing that would definitely threaten some 'campaign donations'.


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