GOP Bill Would Ban Tech From Discriminating Against Users (1)

June 10, 2021, 6:07 PM; Updated: June 10, 2021, 7:05 PM

A bill from a top Senate Republican would ban larger tech companies, such as Twitter and Facebook, from blocking competing internet platforms and from discriminating against users’ political affiliation.

The legislation from Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) is the first attempt by lawmakers to reel in large technology platforms’ content moderation authorities after decisions by Twitter Inc., Facebook Inc., and Alphabet Inc.‘s YouTube to block Donald Trump from their platforms for incendiary comments related to the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol by the former president’s supporters.

Wicker, the top Republican on the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation ...

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