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Americans for Prosperity to Rep. Pallone: Donít Dismantle Section 230

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Americans for Prosperity to Rep. Pallone: Donít Dismantle Section 230

06.05.19 05:41 AM

Arlington, VA Ė*Today,*House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone (D-N.J.) announced he would revisit Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, a key liability protection that ensures free expression online and allowed America to become the world leader in*online services.*This is a message that has been echoed by politicians on both sides of the aisle including Senator Josh*Hawley (R-Mo.) and*Speaker Nancy Pelosi*(D-Calif.).*Section 230 provides protection against legal claims arising from hosting information written by third parties. In other words: the user, not the platform, is legally responsible for content posted online. Americans for Prosperity Senior Tech Policy Analyst Billy Easley issued the following statement: ďChairman Pallone needs to seriously consider the consequences of dismantling*one of*the Internetís most fundamental protection before his actions have virtually irreversible consequences. Further eroding Section 230 would only increase the likelihood of government censorship of free expression on the*Internet.*Section 230 is a key reason why America has been home to the worldís most innovative companies that create unprecedented opportunities. It helped our economy grow and created a platform where any American, from any walk of life, could sell their services and products*online or connect with the world.*It*is estimated that the United States would put at […]

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