Representatives for DeSantis’ office told the Post that the suspension was “long overdue,” calling Jones “the Typhoid Mary of COVID-19 disinformation” and “a super-spreader of COVID-19 disinformation.”
Why it matters: Two weeks ago, the governor signed legislation aiming to limit how social media companies moderate their content online.
The other side: State Sen. Annette Taddeo (D-Miami) acknowledged that dissonance, tweeting “So @GovRonDeSantis AGREES with Twitter suspending accounts but only when he agrees with them??”
What’s next: Jones announced that she plans to run against U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz, who is reportedly potentially facing obstruction of justice charges in a federal sex crimes investigation, in Florida’s 1st congressional district.
She made that announcement on Instagram, where she has not been banned.
Worth noting, via Florida Politics: Jones is currently a Maryland resident and has not officially filed any paperwork to jump into the race.