DeSantis Directs His Secretary Of State To Investigate Facebook For ‘Alleged Election Interference’

DeSantis Directs His Secretary Of State To Investigate Facebook For ‘Alleged Election Interference’


Florida Republican Governor Ron DeSantis directed Secretary of State Laurel M. Lee to investigate Facebook for alleged election interference, saying that reports suggesting that Facebook impacted the results of state of local elections were “an affront to the basic principles of our republic.”

“I hereby direct that your office immediately investigate this alleged election interference caused by Facebook through its whitelisting program – and any other previously undisclosed program within Facebook – in order to determine whether any violations of Florida’s election laws took place,” DeSantis said in a letter to Lee. “Your office should use all legal means to uncover any such violations, including but not limited to, issuing subpoenas, conducting witness interviews, reviewing all available information and consulting with law enforcement.”

DeSantis’ order follows an explosive report in The Wall Street Journal that alleged that Facebook gave preferential treatment to some of the platform’s elite users.

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The portion of the report that DeSantis focused on stated:

While the program included most

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