Internet Association President and CEO Michael Beckerman issued the following statement on the passage of HR 1865:
“The internet industry is committed to ending trafficking online. We share this goal with lawmakers who are looking to stop bad actors. Internet Association members work to combat human trafficking by partnering with both law enforcement and NGOs like NCMEC, Thorn, and Polaris to protect victims and bring criminals to justice. IA will continue to be a key partner with policymakers looking to tackle these critical issues.
“It is, at the same time, important to protect the laws that allow the internet to thrive and empower online platforms to foster a legal and safe environment. CDA 230 continues to be integral to the success of the internet. It enables free speech, digital commerce, startup formation, and virtually all user-generated content online. IA will defend against attempts to weaken these crucial protections.”