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Lawmakers seek to rein in big tech with bills aimed at competition and liability

One bill would prevent platforms from giving preference to their own products, the other would remove Section 230 protections

US lawmakers announced two major new proposals seeking to rein in the power of big tech, days after the revelations from a former Facebook employee spotlighted the company’s sweeping impact.

The first bill, proposed by a group of senators headed by Democrat Amy Klobuchar and Republican Chuck Grassley would bar big tech platforms from favoring their own products and services.