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STATEMENT: Applauding the Introduction Of Anti-SLAPP Bill


WASHINGTON DC – Today, the Internet Association issued the following statement in response to the introduction of the federal anti-SLAPP legislation entitled the SPEAK FREE Act:

“The Internet Association applauds this effort to create a national standard for protecting freedom of speech online,” said Michael Beckerman, President and CEO of the Internet Association. “While certain states have passed laws to stem the tide of meritless lawsuits filed for the sole purpose of stifling public debate, it is time that we address the issue on a federal level. The right to free speech – including online reviews and comments from customers – is critical to our rights as Americans and should not be curtailed.”