Episode 421

De-platform

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June 14th, 2021

15 mins 22 secs

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A federal judge has scheduled a hearing to discuss the legality of Florida's new law punishing social media companies that de-platform politicians for lying and spreading disinformation.

Also, on today’s Sunrise:

— The lawsuit challenging Florida's new social media law was filed by the Computer & Communications Industry Association and NetChoice — two groups that stand for online companies.

— Gov. Ron DeSantis signs a new law designed to limit the amount of money insurance companies have to pay for roof repairs and legal fees.

— DeSantis is right when he talks about the ups and downs of the insurance market. As in, your coverage going down and your premiums going up. This new law will not change that, but the insurance companies like it.

— The COVID-19 relief bill known as the American Rescue Act includes $4 billion in debt relief to help minority farmers. Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried says that could help as many as 17,000 minority farmers … but white farmers are trying to stop it.

— Fried says the best thing about that lawsuit is that it will create a national forum to air the grievances of Black farmers about discrimination, past and present.

— One bit of personal news for Fried… her fiancée is no longer married. She's been engaged to medical marijuana entrepreneur Jake Bergmann since December of 2019, but his divorce has just been finalized.

— And finally, a Florida Man signed over the deed for the water tower in Brooksville, after the city council sold it to him by accident.