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Statement On The Health Misinformation Act Of 2021

Today, IA President and CEO K. Dane Snowden released the following statement in response to the introduction of the Health Misinformation Act of 2021 by Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN):

“Content moderation by online platforms has been highly effective at detecting and removing millions of pieces of misinformation throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and the process is continually improving. Since the pandemic began billions of people have turned to online platforms for authoritative and credible information about the virus and the vaccines. Section 230 and the First Amendment empower online platforms to act quickly and stop misinformation as they root it out. Making internet companies susceptible to more lawsuits and legal exposure will only encumber efforts to effectively moderate misinformation and does not address the larger issue of how misinformation proliferates through the entire media ecosystem that also includes broadcast, cable and talk radio.”