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Only Congress can remove 230, so the EO empowers the administrative state, said Committee for Justice Director-Public Policy Ashley Baker. “It’s also notable that it does so by asking the NTIA to direct the FCC to make rules,” she said. “Since the FCC is an independent agency, the president cannot directly order it to do this.”

March 25, 2019

Placing value on data and taxing it isn’t 'realistic,' said Committee for Justice Public Policy Director Ashley Baker.

Committee for Justice (CFJ) president Curt Levey spoke to Communications Daily about the latest threats to Section 230, which is the law that made today's Internet possible by providing qualified protections for online intermediaries that publish third-party content. "With anti-sex trafficking legislation signed into law, tech groups are ready to oppose further legislative efforts that might weaken liability efforts under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act..."

March 14, 2018

Tech stakeholders remain divided over anti-sex trafficking legislation the Senate is poised to vote on this week, those on both sides told us. Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, author of the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (SESTA) (S-1693) (see 1803020024) plans to pursue the House-approved version of the bill, the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA) (HR-1865). Facebook and the Internet Association support the House measure, but several tech groups remain concerned about the process in which the bills were combined in the House, and fearful the legislation will result in widespread censorship of content. Committee for Justice President Curt Levey anticipates the legislation passing the Senate because all groups ar...

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