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Tech Antitrust Bill Stokes Lawmaker Content-Moderation Worries – Bloomberg Law


May 12, 2022, 2:56 PM

Privacy and content-moderation concerns are festering as Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) pushes ahead with legislation to thwart anti-competitive practices online.

Lawmakers are united over the need to rein in big technology companies. Members of both parties are working on a sweeping bicameral effort involving various bills aimed at promoting competition, protecting consumers, and holding companies accountable for the spread of disinformation online.

One of the most prominent measures, Klobuchar’s (S. 2992), would prohibit companies such as Alphabet Inc.‘s Google and Amazon.com Inc. from giving preference to their own products, by placing them at the top of search …



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