Statement on the December 1, House Energy & Commerce Hearing

Internet Works Statement on the House Energy & Commerce hearing  “Disinformation Nation: Social Media’s Role in Promoting Extremism and Misinformation”

Members of Internet Works, a coalition of 23 small to mid-sized tech companies and organizations, are committed to the privacy and security of those who use our platforms. Whether it’s fostering the creator economy, housing users’ helpful product and service reviews or allowing users to store their files online, the content moderation tools provided by Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act allow for users to safely enjoy and express themselves online.

It is important to note the diversity of Internet Works member companies and organizations, and to recognize that with this diversity comes the need for unique approaches to content moderation. There is no “one size fits all” approach to content moderation, and Section 230 provides the innovative tools and flexibility necessary to tackle harmful content and malicious users. We look forward to continuing our work with the Energy & Commerce Committee to address its concerns – ensuring that changes to the law aimed at large social media platforms do not result in unintended negative consequences for the rest of the internet ecosystem.