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Not Just for Websites: Section 230 and the App Economy to focus on Promoting Innovation, Consumer Choice, and Access in a Mobile World

WASHINGTON, DC – July 20, 2020 – The App Coalition, the first organization solely focused on developing regulatory policies and legislation to ensure unfettered consumer access to apps and digital content, is pleased to announce that Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) will deliver remarks at our virtual summit, Not Just for Websites: Section 230 and the App Economy, on July 22. Senator Schatz, along with Sen. John Thune (R-SD), recently introduced the Platform Accountability and Consumer Transparency Act (PACT Act), which would require online platforms to adopt greater transparency practices regarding content moderation and a complaint process for removing content found to be illegal by a court. Sen. Schatz serves as the Ranking Member on the Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation and the Internet.

Senator Schatz will join Senator Wyden (D-OR), one of the original authors of Section 230, in sharing his perspective on the landmark law. The summit will also include a panel discussion featuring leading Section 230 experts Eric Goldman, Daphne Keller, and Leslie Dunlap. Communications Daily reporter Karl Herchenroeder will moderate the panel.

For more about the App Coalition, visit www.appcoalition.org, follow @app_coalition, or email info@appcoalition.org. Press inquiries should be sent to press@appcoalition.org.

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