SIIA Statement on FCC Overreach Impacting Technology

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SIIA Contact:  Chris Mohr, 202-215-5987

WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 19, 2020) – SIIA, the principal association for the software, information, and digital content industries raises concern of possible overreach by FCC on Section 230. In response to the FCC’s decision to open public comments on the Commission’s possible issuance of regulations around section 230, Jeff Joseph, President of the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) released a statement.


SIIA President and CEO, Jeff Joseph, issued the following statement:

“The FCC’s decision to advance this petition is disappointing. Section 230 stands as the foundational bedrock upon which our nation’s thriving internet economy stands. The law advances strong first amendment policies by enabling private enterprises to determine what constitutes acceptable content on their platform.  Its interpretation was delegated by Congress to the Courts, not the Commission, and it is in Congress where any “clarifications” should be made.  An overreach by the Commission jeopardizes both the technology platforms of today and future innovations and U.S. leadership in internet-based technology and commerce.”

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About SIIA:
SIIA is the only professional organization connecting more than 700 financial information, education technology, specialized content and publishing, and health technology companies. Our diverse members manage the global financial markets, develop software that solves today’s challenges through technology, provide critical information that helps inform global businesses large and small, and innovate for better health care and personal wellness outcomes. For more information, visit siia.net.