Just so you know how serious and careful and thorough PolitiFact is with their fact-checks, this particular one cites the sad case of Amanda Gorman’s poem being moved to a different spot in a school library.
Here’s the final ruling:
DeSantis said, “There’s not been a single book banned in the state of Florida.”
His argument hinges on county school districts, and not the state, deciding which books to remove or restrict. But school districts are making book decisions to comply with state law.
A press release from DeSantis said in March that 23 districts had removed 175 titles, which contradicts his argument that not a single book was banned.
We rate this statement False.
Not even Partly False. Or Mostly False. Just straight-up False.