News - October 15, 2020

INCOMPAS Statement on FCC Section 230 Announcement

WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 15, 2020) – Today FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announced the Commission’s intentions to regulate Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. In response, Chip Pickering, CEO of INCOMPAS, released the following statement.

“Congress, not the FCC, has authority over Section 230 and has been extremely active in that conversation. While we don’t doubt the intentions of Chairman Pai and others, there is simply not a sufficient record of support at the FCC that warrants Commission involvement at this time. Even the original authors of Section 230 said the FCC has no role to play in the law’s interpretation and have warned against the risks to small businesses and start-ups online.”