NetChoice Raises Concerns About Attacks on Platforms’ Ability to Remove Content

Today, NetChoice was concerned by suggestions made during the US Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution Hearing: Stifling Free Speech: Technological Censorship and the Public Discourse to prevent platforms from removing content it finds objectionable.

“Despite the misinformation, Section 230 was specifically created to enable content moderation and removal of offensive content.”  said Carl Szabo, Vice President and General Counsel for NetChoice. “It’s surprising that conservatives support the Hobby Lobby decision while oppose the rights of private platforms to remove content they deem objectionable to users and advertisers.”

“Preclusions on platforms removing content would require ChristiansLikeMe to retain atheist’s “political” comments.” warned Szabo.  “If we prevent online platforms from removing objectionable content we risk turning the whole internet into 8-Chan.”