Ron DeSantis wants Congress to back Elon Musk against Apple

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Musk, DeSantis continue mutual admiration society.

Gov. Ron DeSantis continues to go to bat for Twitter owner Elon Musk, suggesting that Congress should intercede on Musk’s behalf.

Tuesday saw DeSantis, who has frequently lauded the South African native’s positive effect on the social media platform, siding with Musk in his current battle with Apple.

Musk has endorsed DeSantis for President on more than one occasion, and the Governor’s comments in Jacksonville Tuesday make it clear the endorsement goes both ways.

After condemning Apple for not allowing Chinese protesters to use the Airdrop function on iPhones during the ongoing protests against COVID-19 restrictions, DeSantis turned his attention to Apple’s targeting of Musk.

“Apple is threatening to remove Twitter from the App Store because Elon Musk is actually opening it up for free speech and is restoring a lot of accounts that were unfairly and illegitimately suspended for putting out accurate information about COVID,” DeSantis said, citing “reports” to that effect.

“The old regime at Twitter tried to suffocate that dissent,” DeSantis argued. “Elon Musk knows that’s not a winning formula and he’s providing free speech.”

“If Apple responds to that by nuking them from the App Store, I think that would be a huge, huge mistake, and a raw exercise of monopolistic power that would merit a response from the United States Congress,” DeSantis said, warning the tech company against being a “vassal” of the Beijing government.

In theory, Congress could push for more stringent antitrust legislation targeting Apple and Google, companies which dominate the market and set terms at will.

Musk has complained that Apple threatened to “withhold” Twitter from its platform, and that the company has curtailed advertising since he bought it.

Though Musk’s struggles with Apple appear to be significant, he is showing fewer struggles with supporting DeSantis for President in 2024, a position that seems to have solidified since he first floated it last summer.

The Governor is equally enthused about Musk, meanwhile.

“It’s not like he’s a super-conservative, but he understands the woke elites in this country are trying to shove an agenda down everybody’s throats,” DeSantis contended in October.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


9 comments

  • Tom

    November 29, 2022 at 1:12 pm

    Yes!

  • Jay Smif

    November 29, 2022 at 1:21 pm

    Congress isn’t going to support turning Twitter into 8chan lite. Musk can continue to fail, even with pudgy fascist Ron DeSantis working his sack as furiously as he can.

    • Jay Smif

      November 29, 2022 at 7:17 pm

      UPDATE: Guys, this is embarrassing but I stuck a charging cable up my urethra. Total accident of course, I was just sitting on my bed naked and it just slid in there and now I can’t get it out. Is there anything I can do about this without having to go to the doctor?

  • marylou

    November 29, 2022 at 1:58 pm

    “The old regime at Twitter tried to suffocate that dissent”

    Here’s the new regime at Twitter: “Left-Wing Voices Are Silenced on Twitter as Far-Right Trolls Advise Elon Musk…Musk claims to be “fighting for free speech in America” but the social network’s new owner appears to be overseeing a purge of left-wing activists from the platform.”
    —https://theintercept.com/2022/11/29/elon-musk-twitter-andy-ngo-antifascist/

  • Lord Weird

    November 29, 2022 at 2:43 pm

    Retarded.

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  • Tom

    November 29, 2022 at 3:20 pm

    Lmao, smiffer & the hootch.
    Wah, Wah. Cry- e- eye.

  • PeterH

    November 29, 2022 at 7:13 pm

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  • Lex

    November 30, 2022 at 9:25 am

    Monopolies in the tech industry are a real problem. If there is primarily one or two companies in an industry, it is too easy to have that company make decisions that choke free speech and thought. Anyone happy with choking out platforms is probably in for a huge surprise in ten years when they are the ones being silenced.

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