AP Urges DeSantis to End Bullying Aimed at Reporter

The Associated Press called on Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis to end “harassing behavior” by one of his press aides against an AP reporter who has received threats and other online abuse.

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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis speaks at the opening of a monoclonal antibody site Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021, in Pembroke Pines, Fla. The site at C. B. Smith Park will offer monoclonal antibody treatment sold by Regeneron to people who have tested positive for COVID-19. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier)
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NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press called on Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Friday to end “harassing behavior” by one of his press aides against an AP reporter who has received threats and other online abuse. The request, in a letter from incoming AP CEO Daisy Veerasingham, is part of an effort by the news organization to fight online bullying against journalists, often triggered by public figures. Online harassment and threats of journalists have grown…

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