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COVID makes tech policy like CDA 230 more important than ever

On Jun 2, 2020
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digital channels are a critical source of post-#COVID resilience. In my oped for @thehill today, I argue that changing #CDA230 now is risky and misguided: it will amplify the ongoing economic slowdown and crush #smallbusiness. https://t.co/GXIaaRznUX
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Strangling the digital channels essential to future business resilience will only serve to amplify the current economic shock.

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On Jun 2, 2020
@digitalarun shared
digital channels are a critical source of post-#COVID resilience. In my oped for @thehill today, I argue that changing #CDA230 now is risky and misguided: it will amplify the ongoing economic slowdown and crush #smallbusiness. https://t.co/GXIaaRznUX
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COVID makes tech policy like CDA 230 more important than ever

COVID makes tech policy like CDA 230 more important than ever

Strangling the digital channels essential to future business resilience will only serve to amplify the current economic shock.

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