DeSantis is standing against free speech and the free market by using the power of the state to blacklist a private company choosing to do business the way it wants. This case has massive implications for civil liberties. DeSantis previously banned criticism of Israel or Jewish people in public schools and colleges.
Andrew Torba, the CEO of Gab, said that after he was suspended from Twitter, Donald Trump never joined Gab because Jared Kushner “had problems with people [on the site] criticizing Jewish people, and Zionism, and policies related to Israel.” Torba said that he refused to compromise Gab’s free speech policies.
Christian pastor John Sherwood was arrested by police after a member of the public reported him for the “homophobic” comment of saying, while preaching, that marriage is between a man and a woman. He was arrested under the Public Order Act for using “abusive or insulting words” that cause “harm” to another person.
Ryan Wentz, an anti-war activist and podcaster says he was left “shaken” after two California Highway Patrol plainclothes police officers came to his apartment last week, accusing him of posting a tweet that they described as a “threat to kill a sitting member of Congress” Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC).
Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman said that “lies” about the legitimacy of the election were not protected under the Constitution. He said, “This idea that saying that Pennsylvania was rigged, or that we were trying to ‘steal the election, that’s a lie.” He said: “That is not protected speech.”
Tens of billions of dollars are earmarked for war, weapons and regime change abroad. Another disturbing element of the bill is that it makes the felony streaming bill and the CASE Act into law that rewrites our copyright laws to aid copyright extortion rackets that shake down incidental and accidental infringement.