Bipartisan Senate bill seeks to ban Big Tech from rigging search results

Bipartisan Senate bill seeks to ban Big Tech from rigging search results


Tech giants like Amazon and Google would be banned from rigging search results to favor their own products under new legislation that a bipartisan group of US senators revealed on Thursday. 

News of the bill, which is sponsored by the top Democrat and Republican on the Senate’s antitrust committee, comes just one day after a bombshell Reuters investigation revealed that Amazon allegedly used data on third-party sellers to come up with ideas for its own labels in India — then rigged search results to favor the knockoffs. 

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), the bill’s top Democratic sponsor and the chair of the Senate’s antitrust subcommittee, said the legislation is needed to rein in Big Tech. 

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“As dominant digital platforms — some of the biggest

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