Today, NetChoice voiced opposition to the latest attack against Section 230 and free speech online by Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), who is floating a potential bill to sunset protections provided by Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act by 2023.
“Repealing Section 230 under procedural duress will destroy the very law that enables free expression and free enterprise online,” said Carl Szabo, Vice President and General Counsel of NetChoice. “This backdoor attempt to repeal Section 230 does a disservice to the critical discussions currently taking place in Congress about the importance of content moderation online.”
“For new tech startups to survive and thrive, they need to be able to predict what content they will and won’t be held liable for,” continued Szabo. “This bill would inject uncertainty into business decisions for American startups that would starve them of investment, and in turn undermine American competitiveness and innovation.”
“By threatening the very law that promotes enterprise online, this backdoor attempt to repeal Section 230 will starve investment in new American startups and future online competitors.”