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The Technology 202: Silicon Valley’s prized legal shield is increasingly in jeopardy as Republicans escalate attacks

Tech industry groups were also critical of the decision. NetChoice, a trade group representing major tech companies, announced it opposed the decision and questioned whether the FCC had the authority to redefine Section 230.

“Congress never granted the FCC the power to interpret Section 230,” said Carl Szabo, vice president and general counsel at NetChoice. “The history and text of the law both confirm that the FCC lacks the authority to regulate the online speech through Section 230.”