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Klobuchar-Grassley Bill Means Accountability for Big Tech

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) today announced bipartisan legislation to hold Big Tech monopolies accountable. The American Innovation and Choice Online Act would prohibit discrimination and unfair practices by Big Tech platforms including Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google. Specifically, the bill would prevent platforms from preferencing products they own and using data collected about businesses to compete against them. Alex Harman, competition policy advocate for Public Citizen, released the following statement:

“We applaud this bipartisan group of senators, led by Sens. Klobuchar and Grassley, for taking a major step forward towards bringing real accountability and change to Big Tech. This legislation, combined with other bipartisan bills in the U.S. House are a serious and substantive set of solutions to address the power and abuses of Big Tech that have resulted in real harms to workers, small businesses, consumers, and innovation. We look forward to moving this proposal forward as well as additional measures to address the range of Big Tech abuses.”