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Fact Check: Did Grindr Threaten to Expose Gay Republicans Who Use App?

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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and fellow Republicans have faced loud criticism over legislation they've enacted banning the teaching of sexuality and gender in the Sunshine State over the past few years.

Recently, the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida announced plans to host what it billed the "largest LGBTQ conference in the world" after the company criticized DeSantis' Parental Rights in Education legislation, dubbed the "Don't Say Gay" bill by critics.

With greater attention focused toward Florida's gay rights record, one claim on Twitter that picked up attention recently suggested dating app Grindr could take steps to expose Republican politician users should they continue to support anti-LGBTQ legislation.

The ClaimA tweet by user @dutchessprim, posted on March 23, 2023, and viewed more than 500,000 times, included a screenshot of another tweet claiming gay dating app Grindr would reveal any "Republican" that "secretly" uses their app if Florida continues to pass "homophobic and transphobic laws."The screenshot read: "BREAKING: The gay dating app Grindr says if Florida doesn't stop passing homophobic and transphobic laws, they'll reveal every Republican legislator and party official who secretly uses the app."User @dutchessprim added: "Do it.

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