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Statement on the Consumer Review Freedom Act

Washington, D.C. – Today, Internet Association President and CEO Michael Beckerman issued the following statement on the introduction of federal anti-SLAPP legislation entitled the Consumer Review Freedom Act (S. 2044):

“Creating a strong national standard protecting freedom of speech online is fundamental to the success of the Internet. Meritless lawsuits filed for the sole purpose of intimidating consumers and stifling public debate must be addressed by Congress. The Internet industry thanks Sen. Thune, Sen. Schatz, and Sen. Moran for their leadership on this important issue, and looks forward to the eventual passage of the Consumer Review Freedom Act.”