Over the weekend, former President Donald Trump attended one of his always popular rallies in Perry, Georgia. With around 20,000 people in attendance, Trump performed his usual routine of blasting the current administration, the weak Southern border, and the outcome of the 2020 election. While the Democrats claim Trump is nothing more than a sore loser, new reports are showing he might be right as Facebook gave Georgia officials around $45 million to help fund election-related activities. Seeing how this could sway the election, the crowd eagerly chanted to lock up Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg. But although the crowd was heated, on Monday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis opened an investigation into Facebook allegedly interfering with the election.
Writing a letter to Secretary of State Laurel Lee and the Florida Department of State, DeSantis expressed his concerns about election fraud. In a press release, the Governor said, “It’s no secret that Big Tech censors have long enforced their own rules inconsistently. If this new report is true, Facebook has violated Florida law to put its thumb on the scale of numerous state and local races.”
Along with the letter, Gov. DeSantis also tweeted, “I am authorizing @FLSecofState and the Florida Department of State to open an investigation into Facebook’s alleged election interference through its whitelisting program. Floridians deserve to know how much Big Tech has influenced our elections.”
I am authorizing @FLSecofState and the Florida Department of State to open an investigation into Facebook’s alleged election interference through its whitelisting program.
Floridians deserve to know how much Big Tech has influenced our elections. pic.twitter.com/rmGmZ6BK6T
— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) September 27, 2021
Although DeSantis is not accusing the social media giant of swaying the election just yet, he does understand the power they possess and with reports of funded election-related activities, it’s only a matter of time before the truth is known. DeSantis added, “Floridians deserve to know how much this corporate titan has influenced our elections. That is why I am directing Secretary Lee to use all legal means to uncover violations of Florida’s election laws.”