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CDT Urges FCC to Avoid Filtering and Other Mandates

CDT yesterday filed two set of comments with the Federal Communications Commission in response to the Child Safe Viewing Act, in which Congress asked the FCC to assess tools to help parents guide their children’s television and content viewing. In joint comments filed on behalf of a coalition of industry and public interest groups, as well as in individual comments for CDT, we argued that the FCC must avoid technical and other mandates that harm innovation and violate constitutional free speech principles. The goal, CDT urged the FCC, is to allow parents to make decisions for their families, and not have the government or a network operator deciding what is "good" or "bad" content.