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Statement Supporting Passage of the Consumer Review Fairness Act

Washington, DC – Today, Internet Association President and CEO Michael Beckerman issued the following statement on the passage of the “Consumer Review Fairness Act of 2016” (H.R. 5111) in the U.S. House of Representatives:

“Protecting freedom of expression online is crucial to the continued success of the internet. Form contract clauses designed to stifle consumers’ rights to comment on a company’s goods or services are not only wrong, but run afoul of the strong free speech principles that underpin online communication. The internet industry applauds the U.S. House of Representatives for helping protect free speech online by passing the Consumer Review Fairness Act of 2016.”