Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has authorized a state investigation into allegations that social media behemoth Facebook allegedly engaged in “election interference” last year through the use of algorithms to hide or censor certain information.
DeSantis has “directed Secretary of State Laurel M. Lee to investigate Facebook for alleged election interference, following a bombshell report that the tech giant put its thumb on the scale of numerous state and local races by exempting elite users from Facebook’s own rules,” a press release from the governor’s office stated.
“It’s no secret that Big Tech censors have long enforced their own rules inconsistently,” said DeSantis. “If this new report is true, Facebook has violated Florida law to put its thumb on the scale of numerous state and local races.
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