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Statement On The DOJ’s Proposed Changes To Section 230

Washington, DC – IA Deputy General Counsel Elizabeth Banker released the following statement on the Department of Justice’s (DOJ’s) newly proposed changes to Section 230:

“The DOJ’s proposal would severely limit people’s ability to express themselves and have a safe experience online. Small community listservs, religious forums, and anyone else who hosts and moderates online content would face new legal restrictions and requirements on every content decision. Current good-faith moderation efforts that remove things like misinformation, platform manipulation, and cyberbullying would all result in lawsuits under this proposal. Even commenting on another individual’s post could open an online forum or individual to a flood of litigation. This proposal won’t make Americans safer online and instead will fundamentally limit online services’ ability to create communities for people to express themselves.”