Now more than ever, online platforms are integral to our daily lives in this unprecedented pandemic. Every day Americans use their smartphones to talk to loved ones far away, buy their groceries on digital marketplaces, and share news on social media platforms. The very sites we now rely on like Pinterest, NextDoor, Yelp, Instagram, YouTube, GoFundMe, and hundreds more exist because of Section 230.
Section 230 also helps us connect with our families, our communities, our customers, our small businesses, and turns us all into creators. Without it, the internet by the people, of the people, for the people, disappears, taking hundreds of online communities and places of genuine joy with it.