Gov. Ron DeSantis told reporters if a reporter uses anonymous sources in a story or article, it could be considered a malicious act subject to a lawsuit for defamation.
Florida, led by DeSantis, is trying to undo First Amendment protections for journalism and all Americans in this country by promoting a new bill: HB 991: Defamation, False Light, and Unauthorized Publication of Name or Likenesses.
(The Florida governor held a Panel Discussion on Defamation here)
During today’s press conference, a reporter asked the Florida governor about his latest actions.
We’re hearing concerns that the defamation bills that you support, Governor,
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