A new bipartisan Senate bill likely to be introduced early next week would make it illegal for big tech companies like Facebook, Amazon, Apple, and Google to promote their products and services more than their rivals on their platforms. Such an act is also known as "self-preferencing."
The bill was announced on Thursday by its co-sponsors: Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Charles Grassley (R-Iowa). Its intention is to outlaw certain behaviors that lawmakers consider to be anticompetitive.
If the bill passes, it will show that Republicans and Democrats are ready to converge to check the power of big tech companies.
In June, House lawmakers already passed similar bills through the Judiciary Committee. Those bills are currently on the House floor, waiting for a vote.
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