According to the left-wing Axios website, the bipartisan bills could break apart Amazon’s control of its marketplace as well as force Apple to change the way it runs its app store. Facebook and Google would also be prohibited from buying smaller rivals.
A total of five bipartisan bills would supposedly accomplish this feat, which represents the culmination of a multi-year inquiry into the overarching and oppressive power of Big Tech.
“Democrats and Republicans don’t agree on much, a Democratic aide said in a call with reporters, but there is widespread agreement about the need to tackle what lawmakers see as a competition crisis in the U.S.,” explain Margaret Harding McGill and Ashley Gold.
“A Republican aide told reporters that Republicans agree the status quo isn’t working.”
The Biden regime has already indicated support for the bills, claiming that the power of dominant Big Tech firms “hurts small businesses and stifles the kind of innovation that makes America the world’s leading economy.”
“Each of these bills addresses an important problem and we’re encouraged that there is strong bipartisan interest in tackling these issues,” China Joe’s people added in a statement.
Why won’t Congress deal with Big Tech censorship?
It is important to note that none of the proposed bills in any way address Big Tech’s free speech violations and censorship practices. All of them center around tech industry monopolies while completely sidestepping the First Amendment issue.
The obvious reason, of course, is that Congress is completely bought off by Big Tech, Big Pharma and other oppressive industries that could not care less about our Constitution and will do anything they can to destroy it.
The first of the five bills, known as “The American Innovation and Choice Online Act,” would prevent larger Big Tech corporations from disadvantaging their smaller rivals. The second, known as “The Platform Competition and Opportunity Act,” would do much the same by preventing the buying of competitive threats by larger firms.
The third, known as “The Ending Platform Monopolies Act,” specifically targets Amazon. If passed, it would make it illegal for Amazon to own both the platform it operates on and competing services that operate on it.
“Google could also be forced to divest of YouTube, as lawmakers say a search engine could not own a video service that it has incentives to favor in its results under the terms of the bill,” Axios explains.
The fourth bill, known as “The Augmenting Compatibility and Competition by Enabling Service Switching (ACCESS) Act,” would aim to increase online competition by forcing companies to offer consumers the freedom and ability to switch between data platforms.
The fifth bill, known as “The Merger Filing Fee Modernization Act,” would give enforcement agencies more “teeth” and resources to combat online monopolies by requiring higher fees for mergers valued at $1 billion or more. In other words, the government wants its cut from the spoils.
All of this sounds good, but whether or not it actually does something to fix the problems that plague the tech world remain to be seen. Many are highly skeptical of it all, seeing as how Congress never seems to work in the best interests of We the People, but rather does the bidding of its corporate sponsors.
If Congress really cared about Big Tech monopolies, it would have addressed this problem ages ago. It also would have come up with a legislative framework for protecting free speech, which is under constant assault.
Big Tech censorship is a persistent problem. To learn more, visit Censorship.news.
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