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AFP to Sen. Hawley: Keep Government from Undermining the Internet

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AFP to Sen. Hawley: Keep Government from Undermining the Internet

06.19.19 06:16 AM

Arlington, VA – Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) today announced legislation attacking Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, a measure that affirms users are legally responsible for the content they post to online platforms. The legislation would fundamentally change how online companies have successfully operated for years, undermining a key protection for digital free speech and an essential ingredient that made the United States the global technology leader. Americans for Prosperity Policy Analyst Billy Easley issued the following statement: “Senator Hawley’s misguided legislation sets the table for stricter government control over free expression online. Eroding the crucial protections that exist under Section 230 creates a scenario where government has the ability to police your speech and determine what you can or cannot say online. Senator Hawley has argued that some tech platforms have become too powerful, but legislation like this would only cement the market dominance of today’s largest firms. This bill would punish success in the next generation of innovative startups and prevent them from achieving their full potential. Lawmakers should reject this legislation.” The Stand Together community of groups, including Americans for Prosperity, have been vocal in their opposition to Sen. Hawley’s pessimistic views of technology and the […]

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