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Florida Governor DeSantis set to launch US presidential bid during live Twitter chat with Musk

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Florida Governor DeSantis set to launch US presidential bid during live Twitter chat with Musk

Florida Governor DeSantis set to launch US presidential bid during live Twitter chat with Musk

Ron Desantis, the controversial US governor behind Florida's so-called 'Don't Say Gay' law, is set to launch his presidential campaign in a streamed conversation with Elon Musk


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DeSantis Slams , Trump’s Abortion Comment. DeSantis Slams , Trump’s Abortion Comment. On Sept. 17, former President Donald Trump criticized Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis for signing a six-week abortion ban back in April. On Sept. 17, former President Donald Trump criticized Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis for signing a six-week abortion ban back in April. What he did is a terrible thing and a terrible mistake, Donald Trump, via NBC's 'Meet the Press'. Trump went on to suggest that if he was reelected as president, he'd come up with better abortion restrictions that more people would support. DeSantis responded by calling Trump "a different candidate today than he was" when he first sought the nation's highest office. I think he's taking positions that I think are different from what he took in 2015 when he first came onto the scene. , Ron DeSantis, to ABC News Live Prime anchor Linsey Davis. And I do think he's a different candidate today than he was back then. And I think the one back then was probably closer to where Republican voters want to be than the latest iteration, Ron DeSantis, to ABC News Live Prime anchor Linsey Davis. When asked if he thinks Trump is really against abortion, DeSantis replied, "Well, you tell me.". I think that if you have something where you have a baby that has a detectable heartbeat, if you're pro-life, you would want to say that there should be protections there. , Ron DeSantis, to ABC News Live Prime anchor Linsey Davis. And if he's saying, 'That's a terrible thing' -- I know most pro-life voters would think that he's wrong, Ron DeSantis, to ABC News Live Prime anchor Linsey Davis

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Google to Require Politicians , to Disclose AI Use in Election Ads. Beginning in November, all political advertisements on Google that use artificial intelligence and synthetic content must inform the viewer that such tools have been utilized. . The new rule also applies to YouTube ads, Politico reports. . Verified advertisers must prominently reveal whether their ads consist of "synthetic content that inauthentically depicts real or realistic-looking people or events.". Verified advertisers must prominently reveal whether their ads consist of "synthetic content that inauthentically depicts real or realistic-looking people or events.". Political ads that don't comply will be blocked from running and removed. The AI disclosure requirement is the first of its kind for a tech company, Politico reports. . However, if AI was only using for editing, such as resizing or cropping, disclosure is not required. Politicians have already been using AI to their advantage approaching the 2024 election cycle. For example, over the summer, a PAC supporting Ron DeSantis' White House bid generated an AI version of Donald Trump's voice and posted the video to YouTube. . For example, over the summer, a PAC supporting Ron DeSantis' White House bid generated an AI version of Donald Trump's voice and posted the video to YouTube. . The Federal Election Commission does not yet have rules in place regarding AI use in political ads. . However, in August the commission agreed to seek public comments "on amending regulation to include deliberately deceptive Artificial Intelligence in campaign ads."

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Ron DeSantis Refuses , Inflation Reduction Act Funds. Florida is eligible for about "$350 million in energy efficiency incentives" under the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), Politico reports. . But Gov. Ron DeSantis has turned down the funding and other IRA measures. . While his refusal affects Biden's climate agenda, it also affects consumer rebates. . Specifically, DeSantis rejected $5 million to establish a rebate program for people who purchase energy efficient appliances or take steps to retrofit their homes. . He also blocked an additional $341 million to fund the program. Additionally, DeSantis turned down $3 million to help Florida combat pollution and rejected a program to help those with low income access solar panels. . Additionally, DeSantis turned down $3 million to help Florida combat pollution and rejected a program to help those with low income access solar panels. . The Florida governor also vetoed grants worth $24 million under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Politico reports. . While DeSantis is the only governor to block the energy rebates so far, other governors have rejected pollution mitigation funding. Those governors represent South Dakota, Iowa and Kentucky. Those governors represent South Dakota, Iowa and Kentucky. Those governors represent South Dakota, Iowa and Kentucky. Other states that haven't applied for solar funding include Idaho, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota and South Dakota. It’s unfortunate that some officials are putting politics ahead of delivering meaningful progress for hard working Americans, Michael Kikukawa, White House spokesman, via Politico . Despite this, President Biden and his administration are working with cities, counties, businesses, nonprofits, and other entities in the Sunshine State to ensure Floridians benefit from the lower costs and stronger economy delivered by his agenda, Michael Kikukawa, White House spokesman, via Politico

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