FSC To Host Thursday Town Hall on the EARN IT Act

Free Speech Coalition will host a town hall discussion this Thursday, February 24, addressing the EARN IT Act, which recently passed out of the Senate Judiciary Committee and is potentially headed toward a full vote in the Senate. FSC invites all industry stakeholders who want to learn more about the bill itself, what’s being done by FSC and allies, and what can be done on an individual level to fight back.

“While supposedly targeting illegal content, the likely effect of the EARN IT Act will be widespread deplatforming of adult content online,” says Mike Stabile, Director of Public Relations. “The bill as written would encourage social media sites, search engines, cloud storage and web-hosting companies to stop hosting sex-related content entirely.”

Stabile will moderate the discussion, which will also include First Amendment attorney and FSC Board member Reed Lee, and Clarity Consulting, the lobbying firm which represents FSC in Washington.

FSC’s analysis of the EARN IT Act can be found here.

The town hall will be held online Thursday, February 24, at 11 AM PST/2 PM EST. Industry members who wish to attend the town hall should register in advance through this link. Once approved, you will receive an invitation via email.