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date icon December 10, 2019 category icon Statements

Statement On The Introduction Of The END Child Exploitation Act

Washington, DC – IA Senior Vice President, Global Government Affairs Michael Bloom released the following statement on the introduction of the END Child Exploitation Act by Rep. Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH), Rep. Ann Kuster (D-NH), Rep. Guy Reschenthaler (R-PA) and Rep. Lucy McBath (D-GA) with U.S. Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV):… Read more

date icon October 16, 2019 category icon Statements

Statement On The House Energy And Commerce Joint Subcommittee Hearing Entitled “Fostering A Healthier Internet To Protect Consumers.”

Washington, DC – IA President & CEO Michael Beckerman released the following statement on the joint Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology and the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce of the Committee hearing entitled “Fostering A Healthier Internet To Protect Consumers”: “Section 230 enables the best of the internet. It allows internet… Read more

date icon September 10, 2019 category icon Statements

Statement On The Introduction Of The Plan Act

Washington, DC – Michael Bloom, IA Senior Vice President, Global Government Affairs issued the following statement on the introduction of H.R. 4232 The Protecting Local Authority and Neighborhoods (PLAN) Act: “The PLAN Act is a solution in search of a problem. CDA 230 makes the best of the internet possible. The law enables a wide… Read more

date icon August 6, 2019 category icon Statements

Statement On Chairman Pallone And Ranking Member Walden’s Letter To USTR On August 6

Washington, DC – Internet Association President & CEO Michael Beckerman released the following statement on the letter to Office Of The United States Trade Representative (USTR) sent by Chairman Frank Pallone (D-NJ) and Ranking Member Greg Walden (R-OR) on August 6: “USMCA’s digital chapter – including its intermediary liability provisions – represent a victory for… Read more

date icon July 11, 2019 category icon Statements

Statement On The White House Social Media Summit

Washington, DC – IA President & CEO Michael Beckerman released the following statement on the White House Social Media Summit: “Online platforms are the best tool for promoting voices from all political perspectives in history. Internet companies are not biased against any political ideology, and conservative voices in particular have used social media to great… Read more

date icon June 28, 2019 category icon Statements

Statement On The Deepfake Report Act Of 2019

Washington, DC – Internet Association Vice President & Associate General Counsel Elizabeth Banker released the following statement on the Deepfake Report Act of 2019: “The Deepfakes Report Act of 2019 is an important proactive step. It calls on several agencies with relevant expertise to examine the state of technology, including both the benefits and potential… Read more

date icon June 26, 2019 category icon Press Releases

New IA Survey Reveals Section 230 Enables Best Parts Of The Internet 

The best of the internet would disappear without CDA 230. Michael Beckerman, President & CEO Washington, DC – Internet Association (IA) released today results from the recent ‘Best of the Internet’ survey, which shows that two thirds of Americans check online reviews almost every time they buy online or visit a business, and they trust… Read more

date icon June 19, 2019 category icon Statements

Statement On The Introduction Of The “Ending Support For Internet Censorship Act”

Washington, DC –Internet Association President and CEO Michael Beckerman issued the following statement on the introduction of the “Ending Support for Internet Censorship Act” by Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO): “CDA 230 is the law that allows online companies to moderate and remove content that no reasonable person wants online – including content that could have… Read more

date icon May 22, 2019 category icon Statements

Statement On The Introduction Of The SHIELD Act In The House

Washington, DC – IA Vice President, Federal Government Affairs Michael Bloom released the following statement on the introduction of the Stopping Harmful Image Exploitation and Limiting Distribution Act (SHIELD Act) in the House of Representatives, which would criminalize the distribution of non-consensual intimate imagery (NCII): “The internet industry urges the immediate passage the SHIELD Act… Read more

date icon April 8, 2019 category icon Statements

Statement On The Release Of The UK Government’s Online Harms White Paper

London, UK – IA UK Executive Director Daniel Dyball released the following statement on the release of the DCMS Online Harms White Paper: “The internet industry is committed to working together with government and civil society to ensure the UK is a safe place to be online. But to do this, we need proposals that… Read more

date icon October 16, 2018 category icon Statements

Statement On The Trump Administration’s Intent To Negotiate Trade Agreements With The EU, Japan, And The UK

IA Director, Trade Policy Jordan Haas released the following statement on the Administration’s announcement of its intent to negotiate three new trade agreements with the EU, Japan, and the UK.

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Washington, DC – IA Senior Vice President, Global Government Affairs Michael Bloom released the following statement on the introduction of the END Child Exploitation Act by Rep. Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH), Rep. Ann Kuster (D-NH), Rep. Guy Reschenthaler (R-PA) and Rep. Lucy McBath (D-GA) with U.S. Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV):… Read more

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