From The Edge:

Jeffrey Westling, a technology and innovation policy fellow at the nonprofit, nonpartisan R Street Institute, says that EARN IT and LAED could eliminate the Section 230 protections as they’ve been used since the rise of the commercial Internet in the mid-1990s, to facilitate global communications.

“People misunderstand why we need intermediary liability generally. It’s not a special carve-out for any one company or any big company. All it says is that a company is not responsible for individual speech on its platform. It’s going to have a terrible impact on our ability to communicate,” he says. “These communications are vital.”

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