Big Tech to Hold Panel Against Regulating Communications Decency Act to Curb Censorship

Breitbart | 6/24/2019 | Staff
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NetChoice, a trade association representing many of America’s largest tech companies, will host an event Tuesday criticizing recent calls for regulating Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which many conservatives believe allows large tech companies to censor without significant legal recourse.

NetChoice, which represents Facebook, Google, and Twitter, will host an event Tuesday on why Congress should not alter Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, a provision crafted by Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) to give tech companies more legal immunity to censor conservative and alternative voices on the Internet.

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Wyden wrote in May that he wrote Section 230 so that tech companies can take down “bad actors” without accruing lawsuits, and he suggested that social media platforms need to do more to weed out “hate.”

The big tech trade organization will host the release of Copia Institute CEO Mike Masnick’s new report, “Don’t Shoot the Message Board,” which will outline Section 230’s alleged value to the American economy.

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Speakers at the event will include:

Jesse Blumenthal, Stand Together, vice president of technology and innovation. Stand Together is the latest iteration of the Seminar Network, more commonly known as the Koch network, which has been largely critical of recent calls to regulate big tech.

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Rachel Wolbers, internet policy specialist at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), an executive branch agency within the Commerce Department.

Wolbers’ attendance at the panel could strike controversy considering that the Donald Trump administration has yet to craft a policy position on whether to...
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