Clay Calvert Comments on Florida Lawmakers Challenges to Tech Companies Over Free Speech Censorship
Clay Calvert, director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, is quoted in “Florida Lawmakers Challenge Silicon Valley Over ‘Censorship’” published in The Philadelphia Enquirer on Feb. 2.
The article focuses on Florida lawmakers who are trying to reign in social media platforms and other tech companies for allegedly squelching the free speech of conservatives.
“Legal experts say states and other local jurisdictions have a high bar in justifying regulations that might infringe on free speech issues — but the matter could be ripe for a national discussion on how to regulate Internet companies,” said Calvert. ”Do we want a crazy quilt of state regulations or do we want uniform rules adopted on the federal level?”