date icon June 17, 2020 category icon Statements

IA Statement On The DoJ’s Proposed Changes To Section 230

Washington, DC – IA interim President & CEO Jon Berroya released the following on news reports that the Department of Justice (DoJ) is releasing proposed legislative changes to Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act:

“Rolling back Section 230 protections will make it harder, not easier, for online platforms to make their platforms safe. The world before Section 230 was one where platforms faced liability for removing things like spam or profanity. Weakening Section 230 brings us closer to that world. The threat of litigation for every content moderation decision would hamper IA member companies’ ability to set and enforce community guidelines and quickly respond to new challenges in order to make their services safe, enjoyable places for Americans.”

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