In Florida, they proposed registering bloggers who write about the governor
Senator Jason Brodeur of the Florida Legislature introduced a “dissemination of information” bill that, if passed, would require bloggers who write about Governor Ron DeSantis or legislators to register with the state.
The bill would also require bloggers to disclose who pays them and how much for their posts about elected officials. “If a blogger publishes a blog post about an elected public official and receives or is compensated for that post, the blogger must register” with the appropriate agency within five days of publication. Failure to register would result in a $25 per day fine, the amount of the fine would not exceed $2,500 per post.
The bill defines a blog as, a website or web page that hosts any blogger and is frequently updated with opinion, commentary or business content,” but states that “the term does not include a newspaper or other similar publication website.
Florida Governor Desantis’ office did not comment on his position on the bill.
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