Posted by on October 14, 2021 11:02 pm
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Bipartisan Group of US Senators to Introduce Bill to Rein In Big Tech

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), chair of the Senate Judiciary subcommittee on antitrust, and Judiciary Committee ranking member Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) say they will introduce an antitrust bill aimed to control discriminatory Big Tech practices. “As dominant digital platforms—some of the biggest companies our world has ever seen—increasingly give preference to their own products and services, we must put policies in place to ensure small businesses and entrepreneurs still have the opportunity to succeed in the digital marketplace,” Klobuchar said in an Oct. 14 statement. The American Innovation and Choice Online Act, which is similar to a bill introduced earlier this year by the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust Chairman David Cicilline (D-R.I.), would make it illegal for large online tech companies to engage in discriminatory behavior, including disadvantaging rivals. Cicilline’s bill and a bill by Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) were advanced by the House Judiciary Committee in June. “Once these …

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