Content Moderation

05/27/2020

Here’s how Twitter has lobbied on free-speech issues as Trump threatens company

Steve DelBianco
Steve DelBianco President and CEO

NetChoice, whose members include Twitter, Facebook Inc. FB, -0.16% , Alphabet Inc.’s GOOG, +0.86% GOOGL, +1.07% Google and Paypal Holdings Inc. PYPL, +4.18% , said last June that the bill “prevents social media websites from removing dangerous and hateful content, since that could make them liable for lawsuits over any user’s posting.” The trade group also said Republicans “should be very worried about Sen. Hawley giving control of the internet to the FTC, since it empowers a future Democratic administration to suppress conservative speech online.”

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