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Statement On The Passage Of Anti-SLAPP Legislation In New York State

Washington, DC – John Olsen, IA Director, State Government Affairs, Northeast Region, released the following statement on the passage of legislation in New York State that deters “Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation” (SLAPPs):

“Strong anti-SLAPP laws are the best protection for consumers who want to give honest opinions online without facing the threat of meritless lawsuits. The internet industry commends Governor Cuomo for signing this critical legislation that will limit litigious efforts that chill free speech and healthy debate by targeting those who speak out on issues of public interests.”