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Congressional representatives working on the future of social media regulations have seemed completely oblivious to the groundswell of support for protecting free speech on the internet. Media Research Center Vice President of Free Speech America Dan Schneider has issued a call for them to wake them up. 

In an exclusive Op-Ed for The Washington Times published Monday, Schneider called out House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) and House Energy and Commerce Committee ranking member Rep. Frank Pallone (D-NJ) for not prioritizing the free speech rights of Americans.

The two presided over a May 23 hearing on Section 230 that ignored free speech concerns and featured three pro-censorship witnesses. These included the Executive Director of an organization funded by Big Tech giant Google and a plaintiff’s lawyer. Finally, the committee heard from Organization for Social Media Safety CEO Marc Berkman, a former Democratic staffer who shamelessly belittled the concerns of any members who did speak up for free speech. 

In this article, Schneider covers the state and future of the battle for free speech in Congress and across the nation from the perspective of a participant who has fought and testified to defend the right to free speech. A link to the article can be found here.