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AFA: Social media can be good or bad, but the bad is ‘straight from the pit of hell’

Monday, May 08, 2023 @ 08:34 AM

TUPELO, Miss. — Responding to Senator Lindsey Graham’s legal threats to take on Big Tech, the American Family Association (AFA, said the evil side of social media continues to groom children through salacious, enticing content that has lasting negative consequences. Graham wants to repeal parts of the notorious Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act which partly allows Big Tech platforms to dodge responsibility for certain content while creating a legal environment some say supports Big Tech’s leftist political agenda. Section 230 allows companies to impose filters “without our knowledge and consent,” which almost certainly swung recent election results, along with pushing pornographic images to young impressionable minds.

American Family Association (AFA, Executive Vice President Ed Vitagliano said Congress might not be taking these efforts seriously enough.

“There’s no doubt that along with social media’s benefits, it is also a power with a dark side, often unleashing terrible destruction on unsuspecting users. The negative consequences for adult users and teenagers is bad enough; its use by sexual predators and by those sexualizing our children is straight from the pit of hell. This is an issue that shouldn’t result in partisan wrangling. We say to Congress –– and members of both political parties –– protect our children, or it’s ultimately you we will hold accountable.”

For over 40 years, AFA has operated within the mission to inform, equip, and activate individuals to strengthen the moral foundations of American culture and give aid to the church here and abroad in its task of fulfilling the Great Commission.  

Founded in 1977, AFA has long been on the front lines of America’s culture war. Today, AFA is one of the largest and most effective pro-family organizations in the country, with nearly a million online supporters and approximately 110,000 subscribers to The Stand (formerly known as the AFA Journal), the ministry’s monthly magazine.  

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