Fostering a Healthier Internet to Protect Consumers, Joint Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology and the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives, One Hundred Sixteenth Congress, First Session, October 16, 2019 [open pdf - 68MB]
This is the October 16, 2019 hearing on "Fostering a Healthier Internet to Protect Consumers," held before the House of Representatives Subcommittee on Communications and Technology and the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce of the Committee on Energy and Commerce. From the opening statement of Mike Doyle: "Online content moderation has largely enabled the internet experience that we know today. Whether it is looking up restaurant reviews on Yelp, catching up on 'SNL [Saturday Night Live]' on YouTube, or checking in on a friend or a loved one on social media, these are all experiences that we have come to know and rely on. And the platforms we go to to do these things have been enabled by user-generated content as well as the ability of these companies to moderate that content and create communities. Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act has enabled that ecosystem to evolve. By giving online companies the ability to moderate content without equating them to the publisher or speaker of that content, we have enabled the creation of massive online communities of millions and billions of people to come together and interact. Today, this committee will be examining that world that Section 230 has enabled, both the good and the bad." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Steve Huffman, Danielle Keats Citron, Corynne McSherry, Gretchen Peters, Katherine Oyama, and Hany Farid.
Serial No. 116-69
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