Congress should not police online speech, but some lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are proposing legislation that would do just that.
If lawmakers want to re-write the law, they must not regulate free expression and stifle innovation. Instead they should consider these seven principles:
- Content creators bear responsibility for their speech
- Any new law must not target constitutionally-protected speech
- The law should not discourage internet services from moderating content
- The law does not, and should not, require “neutrality”
- We need a uniform national legal standard
- We must continue to promote innovation online
- The law should apply equally across online services
Sign this letter to tell your lawmakers: Don’t regulate online speech!