IAP Series: Discussion with FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr on Section 230

June 28, 2020

IAP Series: Discussion with FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr on Section 230

The Internet Accountability Project (IAP) is continuing our new series of internet discussions with key lawmakers and conservative influencers on the need to bring accountability to Big Tech.

Rachel Bovard, senior adviser for IAP, will moderate an online discussion with FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr on Big Tech and Section 230.

What: IAP Discussion with FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr on Big Tech and Section 230

When: Monday, June 29th at 1:00 PM (DC)

RSVP: Email us at info@theiap.org for call-in details

IAP Background:

For far too long, Big Tech companies like Google, Amazon, Facebook, and Twitter have gotten away with profiting from human-sex trafficking, revenge-porn, the opioid epidemic and drug addiction, terrorism, and other forms of human misery, along with engaging in egregious business practices like snooping, spying, political bias against conservatives, employee abuses, and anticompetitive conduct. 

With the coronavirus lockdowns of mom-and-pop small businesses across America, trillion-dollar Big Tech monopolies are only getting bigger and more powerful. Enough is enough. It’s time to re-boot Big Tech, upgrade and reformat the sweetheart laws that protect them (like the very outdated Section 230 from 1996), and enforce the antitrust, consumer- and employee-protection, and similar laws already on the books. As conservative, we do not believe in amnesty, whether it’s immigration amnesty or antitrust amnesty. And we need to recognize that our online personal data is our personal property — and protect our property rights.

FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr:

Brendan Carr was nominated to serve as a Commissioner of the FCC by President Donald J. Trump, and he was confirmed unanimously by the United States Senate in 2017. In 2019, Carr was nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate to serve a new, five-year term.

He focuses on regulatory reforms that will help create jobs and grow the economy for the benefit of all Americans.

He is leading the FCC’s work to modernize the infrastructure rules governing the buildout of 5G and other next-gen networks. His reforms are predicted to cut billions of dollars in red tape and have already accelerated 5G builds—helping to bring more broadband to more Americans. By updating our country’s infrastructure rules, he’s helped extend U.S. leadership in 5G and ensured that rural America has a fair shot at next generation connectivity.

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