HAWLEY TAKES AIM AT AMAZON, GOOGLE
Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) on Monday introduced legislation that targets Big Tech groups including Amazon and Google by making it more difficult to market and use certain online services.
The Bust Up Big Tech Act would ban tech companies that market search engines, marketplaces and exchanges from advertising or selling their own goods and services on their websites in a way that competes with third-party groups.
It would also ban these same companies from providing internet infrastructure and online hosting for other companies, including banning Amazon from providing cloud computing services through Amazon Web Services.
“Woke Big Tech companies like Google and Amazon have been coddled by Washington politicians for years,” Hawley said in a statement Monday. “This treatment has allowed them to amass colossal amounts of power that they use to censor political opinions they don’t agree with and shut out competitors who offer consumers an alternative to the status quo.”