Supporters of Section 230

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Computer and Communications Industry Association

Ali Sternburg

Ali Sternburg

Computer and Communications Industry Association

“Literally every online platform that allows users to post information, share content, and comment relies on Section 230.”

Young Voices

Casey Given

Casey Given

Young Voices

“Section 230 has been a cornerstone of the internet as we know it. Destroying this foundation could would put entrepreneurs of tomorrow on shaky ground, discouraging innovation and entrenching special interests.”

Consumer Technology Association

Michael Petricone

Michael Petricone

Consumer Technology Association

“By ensuring that responsibility for online speech lies with the speaker, Section 230 allows the Internet to thrive as an economic and cultural platform. This unique law is the reason American platforms are the global leaders communication, business and entertainment. Section 230 is especially important for small businesses and startups, who otherwise would face a barrage of nuisance lawsuits from all corners of the Internet.”

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

Steve Huffman

CEO, Reddit

“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.”