A bipartisan coalition of American politicians last night launched a legislative bid to dismantle the dominance of Big Tech companies, declaring that Silicon Valley’s heavyweights had become “too big to care”.
Companies would no longer be able to both own a platform and compete with vendors on it to offer services under plans tabled by Republican and Democratic representatives in Congress.
Such a law could pose a significant challenge to the structures of Amazon, which sells goods on its own retail website, and Alphabet, which owns both the Google search engine and the YouTube video website. Another of five proposed bills would be likely to force Apple and Alphabet’s Android mobile operation systems to overhaul how they run their respective app stores.
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