Proposed legislation in Florida would require bloggers who want to write about the governor or other government officials to register with the state or face fines.
The bill, proposed by Sen. Jason Brodeur (R-Lake Mary), would require bloggers writing about government officials to register with the Florida Office of Legislative Services or the Commission on Ethics.
The proposed bill blatantly violates the 1st amendment by restricting freedom of speech.
Florida bill would force bloggers writing about DeSantis to register https://t.co/X6fjwvtJyr pic.twitter.com/xPpFzmOYKp
— New York Post (@nypost) March 3, 2023
SB 1316 states:
If a blogger posts to a blog about an elected state officer and receives, or will receive, compensation for that post, the blogger must register with the appropriate office, as identified in paragraph (1)(f), within 5 days after the first post by the blogger…