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NetChoice Opposes Online Content Policy Modernization Act Advancing

Today, NetChoice raised opposition to Senator Graham’s (R-SC) Online Content Policy Modernization Act advancing to the Senate floor. This bill seeks to amend Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act to restrict how online services moderate user-created content without assuming liability for the content of their users.

“This bill could force social media and e-commerce marketplaces to stop moderating for fear of expensive lawsuits, leading to the proliferation of harmful content such as spam, fraud, and hate speech,” said Carl Szabo, Vice President and General Counsel at NetChoice.

“This bill would stop social media from removing medical and election misinformation, cyberbullying, and more, causing a proliferation of content that could harm consumers and public health,” continued Szabo. “By severely limiting what these services can remove from their websites, this bill could force currently family-friendly websites to host content that is blatantly offensive to users and advertisers.”