Tech giant Google just received some terrible news. The Senate has made a stunning move — and it may be the only major bipartisan action this year.
“The Senate, now under the control of the Democrats, is escalating efforts to reform antitrust law to target anticompetitive behavior by major tech companies,” reported Breitbart News.
Of course, the effort being put forth “does not address the problem of big tech’s political interference and censorship, which overwhelmingly favors Democrats,” but this appears to still be a welcome step forward.
The goal is to keep the market open to competition by “preventing Google and other tech companies from colluding to keep out competitors.” The devil is in the details, to be sure, but it sounds positive on the surface.
Earlier this month, Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) filed an amendment “to Congress’s proposed budget resolution that would move to prohibit mergers and acquisitions by certain Big Tech companies.”
Hawley’s action and statements from other Republican lawmakers indicate that there will be bipartisan support for reining in Big Tech on antitrust issues. Now, if only the Democrats cared about Big Tech censorship.
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