Carl Szabo, vice president and general counsel at Net Choice and board member of ALEC, spoke against the bill.
“I’m worried about the silencing of conservative voices as well,” he said. “I mean, I’m a conservative. But unfortunately, this is not the right approach. What we are seeing right now is something that is essentially upending our conservative principles of limited government and free enterprise.”
Szabo expressed concern that there would be “really mean things that we probably don’t want to see when we go on a social network.”
He also said it is a direct interference with private contracts. Finally, Szabo said forcing private businesses to host content they do not think is best for their users is “not the right approach” and that it violates “every notion we have when we support the rights of private businesses to decide what’s best for them.”