Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is on the attack amid Apple’s restriction of the AirDrop feature which protestors in China were using to spread information. The White Paper Revolution which is sweeping across China has come in response to the Communist lockdown policies. DeSantis also took offense to recent suggestions that Apple and Microsoft may take Twitter off of their App Stores due to the Elon Musk takeover. The Washington Post and other liberal news outlets have pushed the tech giants to go through with this action. Musk has said he is a free speech absolutist, and believes the platform should be open to discourse and should not engage in censorship.

Watch the governor’s comments below:


Here is the transcripts of DeSantis’ comments:

“I want to make a comment about what we’ve been seeing going on in China. This ‘Zero Covid’ policy is draconian. It violates peoples’ liberties, and it is completely unscientific,” said the famously anti-lockdown governor. “The people of China are right to be able to speak out and protest against what the Chinese Communist Party is doing.”

“This CCP has a maniacal desire to exert total control over its population. Zero Covid is really just the pretext for them to do what they want to do anyway. That is not a model that can work over the long term, the people in China are finally speaking out against it, and I just think we need these draconian Covid policies to go to the ash heap of history where they belong,”

“And then, when you also hear reports that 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,” said DeSantis.

“That’s one of the main things that’s being reinstated. So many things these experts were wrong at, and you had people on Twitter that were calling that out, and the old regime at Twitter, their response was to try to suffocate the dissent.”

DeSantis continued, saying “Elon Musk knows that’s not a winning formula, he’s providing free speech. Apple responds to that by nuking them from the App Store. I think that would be a huge mistake. It would be a really raw exercise of monopolistic power that I think would merit a response from the United States Congress, and so don’t be a vassal of the CCP on one hand, and then use your corporate power in the United States on the other to suffocate Americans and try to suppress their right to express themselves.”


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