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Statement Supporting Senate Passage of the Consumer Review Fairness Act

Washington, DC – Internet Association President and CEO Michael Beckerman issued the following statement on the passage of the “Consumer Review Fairness Act of 2016” in the U.S. Senate:

“The internet industry applauds the Senate’s passage of this important piece of bipartisan legislation and calls on President Obama to sign it into law. Enshrining protections for freedom of expression online into law allows the internet to thrive. ‘Gag clauses’ in form contracts harm consumers and violate both American principles of free speech and the values inherent in a free and open internet.”