Editorial: DeSantis battles social-media giants for show (Palm Beach Post)

The Palm Beach Post: Editorial: DeSantis battles social-media giants for show. “As veteran Tallahassee reporter Bill Cotterell notes, Florida has a legal precedent that should have stopped DeSantis, a lawyer, from this cyber-censorship. Almost 50 years ago, this state had a ‘right to reply’ law requiring newspapers to print rebuttal essays from candidates they did not endorse on their editorial pages. The Miami Herald refused to run a rebuttal submitted by a spurned legislative candidate. He sued, and the Supreme Court threw out the 1913 statute. The ruling means the press cannot be forced to publish something, any more than it can be forbidden to publish something.”

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