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Ron DeSantis' Media Crackdown Raises Free Speech Alarms

Posted on AllSides March 16th, 2023
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Ron DeSantis has been accused of seeking to turn his state into a "petri dish" of "anti-press freedom culture," after bills that critics say could undermine media freedom were introduced to the state legislature.

Proposed legislation would make it significantly easier for publications to be sued for defamation, treat anonymous sources as "presumptively false" and require the registration of bloggers who make money writing about elected officials.

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