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HILL TECH & CYBER BRIEFING: House Antitrust Bills Target Tech

June 14, 2021, 10:04 AM

Amazon, Apple and other U.S. technology giants would have to sell or exit key businesses under sweeping antitrust legislation proposed by House lawmakers.

The proposal is among a series of bills introduced Friday by House Democrats and Republicans that would place significant new constraints on how tech platforms run their businesses and give antitrust enforcers more legal authority to take on some of the country’s largest and most lucrative businesses.

The proposal could also threaten Google’s $23 billion display-advertising business. Google runs an exchange for ad transactions and provides the technology used by website publishers and advertisers to buy and ...

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