Supporters of Section 230

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Taxpayers Protection Alliance

Grace Morgan

Director of External Relations at TPA

Grace Morgan

Taxpayers Protection Alliance

“Section 230 has enabled the growth of user-generated content, which in turn has empowered the conservative movement in the modern age. Section 230 plays a vital role in advancing speech and entrepreneurship in America today.”

 

CEO, Reddit

Steve Huffman

"Without Section 230, I can't say that Reddit would exist."

Fenwick and West LLP

Andrew Bridges

Andrew Bridges

Fenwick and West LLP

“Section 230 has been beneficial by keeping the focus of responsibility for wrongdoing on the Internet on the wrongdoers.  Section 230 does not protect those who create harms on the Internet.  It protects persons and services, who get their information and material from others, from lawsuits and liabilities for relaying what others have said.  That includes, for example, individuals who might face lawsuits or liability merely for forwarding an email from someone else.  Without Section 230, every participant in the online ecosystem would face nuisance litigation and potential liabilities based on a failure to investigate and vouch for every statement by everyone else that they either relay or allow onto their service.”

New America’s Open Technology Institute

Sharon Bradford Franklin

Sharon Bradford Franklin

New America’s Open Technology Institute

“Section 230 has been instrumental to enabling free speech online for over 20 years. Understanding how it works, and why it matters, should be a prerequisite for any of today’s policy debates about content moderation, disinformation, or other online speech issues.”

Engine Advocacy

Kate Tummarello

Kate Tummarello

Engine Advocacy

“More than virtually any other piece of legislation, Section 230 is directly responsible for facilitating the development of the Internet ecosystem we have today.”

i2 Coalition

Christian Dawson

Christian Dawson

i2 Coalition

“Section 230 spurred new innovative services and fostered their growth, contributing to the Internet’s success. Virtually every waking hour of every day, we use online services that owe their existence to Section 230’s protections.”