Published On: Mon, Jul 12th, 2021

Republicans, Democrats ‘Unified’ Against Big Tech: Rep. Buck

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Curbing Big Tech’s enormous power is the rare issue that has strong support from both Democrats and Republicans, Rep. Ken Buck (R-Colo.) said. “It’s a fascinating issue because Democrats don’t like these Big Tech companies for one set of reasons and Republicans don’t like them for another set of reasons, but we’re unified in not liking them—and anytime that happens, you can pass legislation,” Buck, the ranking member of the House Judiciary Subcommittee of Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law, told EpochTV’s “American Thought Leaders.” Buck and Subcommittee Chairman David Cicilline (D-R.I.) last month announced a bipartisan agenda that seeks to hold Big Tech companies “accountable for anti-competitive conduct.” Five pieces of legislation unveiled by a group led by the pair include bills that would bar conduct deemed discriminatory by the companies, prohibit acquisition of competitive threats, and promote competition by making it easier for businesses to enter the digital space. …

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