By Julio Fuentes, President, Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
“The Florida State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (FSHCC) appreciates NetChoice filing a lawsuit against SB 7072 – signed into law by Governor Ron DeSantis earlier this week. This legislation forces private companies to allow users to post speech against company guidelines. Under the guise of holding social media companies accountable and preventing them from “de-platforming” candidates for office, SB 7072 is a dangerous step towards a state-run Internet. The FSHCC opposes SB 7072 as it violates businesses’ First Amendment rights and fosters an environment for government to cherry-pick winners and losers online.
SB7072 was not signed with consumers in mind. The law is a clear violation of a businesses’ First Amendment rights and NetChoice has done the business community a service with today’s filing. The law is nothing more than an act of politicking and I am confident the Court will side with protecting the rights our founders saw as critical to our Democracy.”
About the Florida State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
The Florida State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce was founded in 2000 in response to the tremendous growth of Florida’s Hispanic population. It’s partnered with nearly 40 local Hispanic chambers and business associations in the State of Florida. Today, FSHCC is Florida’s only statewide economic development organization dedicated toward Hispanic business owners and is ranked by the US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and MBE Connect Magazine as one of the top five Hispanic chambers in the country. Visit www.FSHCC.com.