Today, NetChoice reported its concerns about Congress’s contradictory demands for social media services regarding political content, as seen in today’s Senate Judiciary hearing titled “Breaking the News: Censorship, Suppression, and the 2020 Election.”
“Once again, lawmakers pulled social media in opposite directions. While some Republicans push for less content moderation and some Democrats push for more, both sides continue to blame Section 230 for contradictory problems,” said Carl Szabo, Vice President and General Counsel of NetChoice.
“Section 230 gives websites the tools and space they need to best serve Americans and protect against election interference,” continued Szabo. “Without Section 230, political misinformation and harmful content could run rampant online, alienating users and businesses that rely on an internet that balances free expression with online safety.”