Letter to the Editor

To the Editor:

An open letter to the Sarasota County Commissioners:

I urge you to rescind your votes to give an incentive grant worth $825,000 of taxpayer money to the video platform Rumble. It appears to be a questionable company that already has a Longboat Key address, not a company that you need to entice to move here.

Its modus operandi of unvetted, unchecked postings may actually cause harm, spread false information, and be connected to Russian state news and spread its propaganda.

Please give your approval for grants to worthy recipients.

Patricia Wellington


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