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Clay Calvert Comments on the Florida Transparency in Technology Act

Clay Calvert, director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, is quoted in the editorial “DeSantis’ Attacks on Big Tech Are Political Theater and Go Against the First Amendment” published in the Miami Herald on Feb. 23.

Clay Calvert

The article focuses on Governor DeSantis’ proposed Transparency in Technology Act, whose goal is to protect Floridians from tech companies’ censorship that the governor says discriminates against conservatives.

The legislation “would compel social-media companies to host speech they don’t want to,” said Calvert. “Instead of a newspaper print medium, you’re now compelling social-media platforms to host the speech of individuals.”

 

 

Posted: February 23, 2021
Category: College News, First Amendment Project
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