See email below prepared for you to send to Florida Cabinet members.
Floridapolitics.com published an article titled Randy Fine wants state divested from tech giants after Donald Trump’s purge from social media - Fine argues the companies are selectively enforcing their rules to disfavor conservatives.
Republican Rep. Randy Fine is calling on the state to look into its investments with major tech companies and withdraw that money after President Donald Trump was kicked off several social media platforms following last week’s Capitol attack. In a letter to Gov. Ron DeSantis, Fine argues Trump and his supporters are being unfairly targeted. The letter specifically asks the Governor to “order the immediate divestment of any Florida-held equity and debt” in Alphabet (Google’s parent company), Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Twitter. “They may get to decide who they do business with. So do we,” Fine said. “No matter what one thinks about President Trump, he remains the duly-elected President of the United States until noon on Jan. 20. If the President of the United States can be silenced by these companies, then so can anyone.”
It appears Fine has some back up from Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis, a fellow Republican in the Cabinet. In response to Fine’s proposal, Patronis said, “We should consider getting this on the next Cabinet agenda. Big-tech coordinated to shut down conservative accounts but still allows [Venezuelan leader] Nicolás Maduro to spread lies.”
Fine referenced other controversial world leaders from China, Iran and elsewhere that remain active on Twitter despite outrageous and violent statements of their own. “It is clear that Twitter and Facebook are engaged in one-sided viewpoint discrimination targeting conservatives,” Fine wrote. “These companies allow actual terrorists around the world to use their platforms to target America, Americans, and our allies, without as much as a peep. And it is not disputed that Amazon, Apple, and Google are actively working to eliminate any alternative outlets where conservatives can speak freely.”
Parler, an alternative to Twitter promoted by several conservative voices, has for now essentially been kicked off the internet after Apple and Google blocked the app from its app stores and Amazon revoked hosting services, leaving the app completely offline. Those companies cited numerous calls for violence before Wednesday’s attack that had gone unregulated.
Big tech is deplatforming, delisting, demonetizing and censoring thousands of conservative patriots across America. These companies’ censorship will likely get much worse with the change in political leadership in Washington. It is encouraging to see the third largest state in America consider divesting its taxpayer funds from investment in corporations that treat a large number of Americans with great disdain by depriving them of their liberties to speak freely.
Please encourage certain Florida Cabinet members to vote yes to divest State of Florida investments in leftist censorship corporations. Hopefully, other states will follow.
Florida Family Association has prepared an email for you to send to encourage certain members of the Florida Cabinet to vote to divest its taxpayer funds from investment in Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Google and Twitter.
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Please divest taxpayer funds from investments in big tech censors.
Dear Honorable Governor Ron DeSantis, Attorney General Ashley Moody and Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis. It is encouraging to see the third largest state in America consider divesting taxpayer funds from Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Google and Twitter. Big tech is deplatforming, delisting, demonetizing and censoring thousands of conservative patriots across America and treating tens of millions of Americans with great disdain by depriving them of free speech. I urge you as a member of the Florida Cabinet to vote yes to divest from investments in leftist censorship corporations. Hopefully, other states will follow. THANK YOU.
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Governor Ron DeSantis
Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis
Richard Martin, Chief of Staff