Gov. Ron DeSantis signed legislation requiring Florida students, faculty and staff to register their political views in surveys in an effort to promote "intellectual diversity" at colleges and universities, and the measure set off backlash across social media.
Critics decried the law, which DeSantis claims will promote freedom of speech, as a "thoroughly Orwellian" attempt to gain control over academic debate at institutions of higher learning.
Well, this is thoroughly Orwellian. 😳 Faculty and students of Florida, you know what to do! Freep Mini-Trump's stup… https://t.co/N2nEE5UzuM— Betty Cracker 🐊 (@Betty Cracker 🐊) 1624454881.0
Florida is trying real hard to go full fascist, using government power and authority to influence, silence, and pro… https://t.co/Fix5AERsIr— Jordan (@Jordan) 1624456366.0
Well that's got to be unconstitutional: Florida students required to register political views with the state to pro… https://t.co/b1Bh8p98uN— David Rothkopf (@David Rothkopf) 1624455537.0
Florida is becoming too dangerous full of right wing extremists. Floridians are shooting each other every day whil… https://t.co/bTj5qSkwJq— Natives&ImmigrantsAreUS (@Natives&ImmigrantsAreUS) 1624454706.0
Our new authoritarian overlords like @RonDeSantisFL (who is a smart version of Trump) are coming for the universiti… https://t.co/Wupp1WG0Y9— Rachel Bitecofer 📈🔭🍌 (@Rachel Bitecofer 📈🔭🍌) 1624450474.0
DeSantis wants to survey university students and staff, with the threat of budget cuts if he doesn't get his way???… https://t.co/IWfcM8nGhI— Witty Librarian In a Mask (@Witty Librarian In a Mask) 1624455089.0
The Florida education “intellectual diversity,” survey is one question - it’s a picture of Reagan with the caption… https://t.co/a9WS5fdp0h— Eldritch Millennial (@Eldritch Millennial) 1624451688.0
Fascist authoritarianism takes another step forward in Florida. https://t.co/aRnOdvOQvS— Rusty Cannon (@Rusty Cannon) 1624454946.0
@TeaPainUSA Since the survey is not anonymous and since results will not be aggregated without identifying informat… https://t.co/CGTr7rYUMt— Mary Buggie-Hunt 🇺🇸🏳️🌈 (@Mary Buggie-Hunt 🇺🇸🏳️🌈) 1624454430.0
Also if you don’t think they’ll sell your survey answers connected to your ID to the highest bidders, well, perhaps… https://t.co/uKBiKSSf7U— Heather Flyte (@Heather Flyte) 1624456751.0
Holy cow this is dangerous. #ThoughtPolice Florida to require university students, staff to take survey that measu… https://t.co/o9GaAUMty9— BD (@BD) 1624457325.0
@GinnyMcDonald8 I raised two smart-asses. If they were going to be in a Florida University, they would find great p… https://t.co/rTTgKo8nXJ— Israel Jablonski (@Israel Jablonski) 1624454688.0