Episode 411

Tech suit


May 28th, 2021

23 mins 32 secs

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About this Episode

Two tech groups have filed a federal lawsuit to try to derail Florida's new law that tries to punish Twitter, Facebook, and other tech giants for censoring hate speech and misinformation spread by (among others) the former President of the United States. Matt Scheers with the Computer and Communication Industry Association says it’s an unconstitutional law that should never take effect.

Also, on today’s Sunrise:

— They filed the legal challenge just three days after Gov. Ron DeSantis signed the tech bill.

— Hurricane season starts next week, but the tax break on hurricane supplies is already underway. This is your chance to buy emergency supplies without paying the usual sales tax.

Scott Shalley with the Florida Retail Federation talks about the sales tax holiday.

— The Florida Supreme Court rejects a challenge to the state's medical marijuana law that limits who can get into the business. It's a win for the 22 companies that already have a license to do business in Florida; Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried says it's bad news for patients who will face ever-higher prices.

— And finally, the stories of two Florida Men: One is charged with battering his daughter with a slice of pizza; the other almost killed himself when he tried to stick a pole into a parrot nest next to a hot power line.