Entries by NetChoice

Amazon targeted (again) at Dem debate

Politico Morning Tech “Critics say the media industry is using big tech as a scapegoat for its business model woes. “It’s clear this is just an attack on social media by big media companies upset that they no longer control our news and views,” said Carl Szabo, general counsel at NetChoice, a trade group representing Facebook, […]

Protecting The Internet From Government Censorship Is Key To The Future Of Global Trade

Forbes As the U.S. and China wrestle over tariffs, public attention naturally focuses on manufacturing. But for years manufacturing’s share of global trade has been shrinking, while trade in services has been growing. The economy of the future will be leveraged on the exchange of knowledge and intellectual property. This should make commercial services sold via the internet […]

Hawley Introduces Plan to Prohibit Addictive Tech Practices

Washington Free Beacon Hawley’s bill attracted immediate criticism from major tech firms. NetChoice, a trade association which represents e-commerce sites, claimed that the SMART Act would reduce social media sites’ usefulness and and enjoyability. “This bill would reduce the power of consumers to make decisions for themselves and give that power to the government,” said […]

New Poll Reveals 70 Percent of Americans Value Their Ability to Post or View User-Created Online

Facebook comments, Instagram posts, and reviews on Yelp are a valuable part of American business and daily lives WASHINGTON – NetChoice today announced new polling on user-created content and responsibility for illegal activity online. The poll’s findings show that Americans overwhelmingly (70 percent) value their independent ability to post or view user-created content online. The […]

NetChoice Condemns Introduction of Social Media Addiction Reduction Technology (SMART) Act

Today, NetChoice raised concerns with new legislation introduced by Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO), the Social Media Addiction Reduction Technology (SMART) Act. The bill would reduce the usefulness of social media platforms by banning features like autoplay and automatic scrolling. Ironically, a visitor to Sen. Hawley’s own website will see an autoplay video. “This bill would […]

NetChoice Commends President Trump and the White House for Addressing French Digital Service Tax

Today, NetChoice commended President Trump and the White House for addressing discriminatory tax proposals coming from Europe. “France’s Digital Service Tax (DST) is a clear and targeted attempt by Macron to unfairly line French pockets with revenue generated by American innovations,” said Carl Szabo, VP and General Counsel at NetChoice. “President Trump has correctly recognized […]

NetChoice Opposes Introduction of Stop Censorship Act

Today, Reps. Gosar (R-AZ), Meadows (R-NC), and King (R-IA) introduced the Stop Censorship Act. The bill would make platforms liable for all content if they remove “legal but otherwise objectionable” content, effectively banning platforms from removing extreme political content and misinformation. “This bill effectively forces platforms to host harmful content like misinformation, radicalization, deep fakes, […]