Four Senate Democrats wrote a letter this week, detailing their demand for the Big Tech anti-trust bill that’s been working its way through Congress over the past year. They want to help, they say; to “clarify.” They even included the text they want added to make it all better. The reality, however, is their effort is a poison pill — and just the latest effort to kill the best chance to regulate Big Tech that America’s yet seen.
The bill — the American Innovation and Choice Online Act — would prevent what it calls “self preferencing behavior” among those tech companies so large and powerful that engaging in commerce requires engaging with them. Specifically: Apple, Facebook, Google, Amazon, and Microsoft.
Amazon, for instance, is infamous