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IA Statement on Communications, Media and Broadband Subcommittee Hearing

Washington, D.C. – Today, IA President and CEO K. Dane Snowden released the following statement after the Communications, Media and Broadband Subcommittee of the Senate Commerce Committee held a hearing on algorithms: 

“Every day, billions of pieces of content are published on internet platforms and services. Section 230 provides certainty that internet companies can use algorithms to sift through that content to show us the things we want and keep away the things that we don’t, such as illegal or counterfeit goods. 

“The internet industry uses algorithms for different purposes and audiences. One-size-fits-all policies that dictate how private companies provide choice and control do not work and will harm innovation and hinder companies’ ability to provide these tools. 

“IA will continue to highlight the importance of Section 230 while working with Congress to ensure that algorithms continue to be useful tools that help deliver the relevant, safe, and convenient content users expect.”