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Tech world bites back at GOP-led Section 230 bill

“This bill would thwart social media’s ability to remove Russian or Chinese election interference campaigns, misinformation about COVID-19, and cyberbullying from their services,” said Carl Szabo, vice president and general counsel at NetChoice, which counts Facebook, Google, Twitter and TikTok as members. “Furthermore, the bill would prevent online services from removing the very content Congress demands they remove – notably medical misinformation and efforts to undermine our elections,” Szabo said. Elizabeth Banker, deputy general counsel for the Internet Association, added that the trade group has “serious First Amendment concerns with this bill.”