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NetChoice Criticizes the European Commission Digital Services and Digital Markets Proposals

Today, NetChoice criticized the European Union’s European Commission for its proposed Digital Service Act and Digital Markets Act. These proposals will burden online platforms and digital free speech by serving businesses with stifling regulations and crushing penalties for noncompliance.

“These new proposals harm consumer choice rather than harmonize European regulation to foster innovation and advancement in the global technology sector,” said Carl Szabo, Vice President and General Counsel of NetChoice. “These proposed acts disincentive platforms from allowing small businesses to advertise their products and services to the European market.”

“With these new rules, the European Union is turning away from free expression and sliding dangerously towards a government-controlled internet. The Digital Services Act and the Digital Markets Act will arm bureaucrats with more power to control what Europeans see and read online,” continued Szabo.