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IAB Joins Leading Tech and Civil Society Groups Urging Supreme Court to Overturn Texas and Florida Laws Preventing Content Moderation

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) has joined Chamber of Progress, Access Now, Consumer Technology Association, and other leading tech and civil society groups in an amicus brief supporting NetChoice and Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) in NetChoice & CCIA v. Moody / Paxton, a lawsuit challenging state laws undermining First Amendment protections for websites and their users. IAB’s Executive Vice President for Public Policy, Lartease Tiffith, issued the following statement today:

“IAB is proud to join tech and civil society groups in an amicus brief urging the Supreme Court to overturn Texas and Florida laws prohibiting content moderation. Editorial control helps to shape a website’s identity, create a brand, and attract an audience, also helping unique and diverse voices to find community and flourish. Content moderation is not only an audience and brand safety issue, however. Laws forcing websites, social media platforms, and other internet services to host objectionable content violate the First Amendment and would upend the internet as we know it. Conflicting state laws would place an enormous burden on providers and convince many to never enter the market in the first place, reducing opportunities for free expression. The Supreme Court must uphold constitutional guarantees, as well as established internet law, to ensure the First Amendment endures.”

About IAB
The Interactive Advertising Bureau empowers the media and marketing industries to thrive in the digital economy. Its membership comprises more than 700 leading media companies, brands, agencies, and the technology firms responsible for selling, delivering, and optimizing digital ad marketing campaigns. The trade group fields critical research on interactive advertising, while also educating brands, agencies, and the wider business community on the importance of digital marketing. In affiliation with the IAB Tech Lab, IAB develops technical standards and solutions. IAB is committed to professional development and elevating the knowledge, skills, expertise, and diversity of the workforce across the industry. Through the work of its public policy office in Washington, D.C., the trade association advocates for its members and promotes the value of the interactive advertising industry to legislators and policymakers. Founded in 1996, IAB is headquartered in New York City.

IAB Media Contacts
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