Wednesday, January 13, 2021 3:31 PM EST
By The Associated Press, AP
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida lawmaker is preparing legislation that would force state and local governments to boycott Twitter, Facebook, Apple, Android and Amazon as a reaction to President Donald Trump being banned from social media. Republican Rep. Randy Fine made his plans known in a letter to Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis and the independently elected Cabinet in which he also asked them to divest any state investments in the companies. He posted his letter on Twitter and Facebook. In addition, Republican Sen. Danny Burgess has filled a bill that would require social media companies to give notice to account holders within 30 days of the deactivation or suspension of an account explaining why the action was taken.