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Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Department of Justice Announces Agenda for Next Week's Workshop on Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act

The Department of Justice has released a final agenda for the Feb. 19, 2020, public workshop on Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.  The public workshop, titled “Section 230 – Nurturing Innovation or Fostering Unaccountability?,” will discuss the evolution of Section 230 from its original purpose in granting limited immunity to Internet companies, its impact on the American people, and whether improvements to the law should be made.

The released agenda includes welcome remarks from Attorney General William P. Barr and distinguished panelists with a wide variety of perspectives on Section 230.  The final agenda, and more information on the event, can be found here: https://www.justice.gov/ag/webform/section-230-workshop-registration.  The workshop is free and open to the public, and will be held in the FBI Auditorium, 935 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20535, from 9 a.m. Eastern Time to 12:45 p.m. Eastern Time. 

The department has registered over 350 attendees for the event, but limited seats are still available.  If you would like to attend, please RSVP before 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, through the event webpage.  As seating is limited, invitations to attend will be sent to registered participants on a first-come, first-served basis.  Members of the press should also email Alexei.Woltornist@usdoj.gov.

Reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities are available upon request.  If you need such an accommodation, please contact the department by sending an email to workshop@usdoj.gov.  Such requests should include a detailed description of the accommodations needed and a way to contact you if we need more information.

The year 2020 marks the 150th anniversary of the Department of Justice.  Learn more about the history of our agency at www.Justice.gov/Celebrating150Years.

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Updated December 3, 2020