Senate bill would prevent tech companies from favoring their products over rivals | Engadget

Senators have characterized this period as Big Tech's "big tobacco moment" that is, it's finally being held accountable for harmful behavior. You're not the only one frustrated with tech companies that appear to favor their own products. Amazon couldn't misuse seller data to compete against those sellers, for example, while Apple wouldn't be allowed to unfairly rank its apps above others in the App Store. Both bills stand a better-than-usual chance of passing thanks to both bipartisan support and a Biden administration focused on improving competition in technology. They contend the measure wouldn't be effective, and might even hurt favorite products. It tackles the "exclusionary conduct" you see in leading platforms, Klobuchar said. The senators characterized AICO as a modernization of antitrust law.
You're not the only one frustrated with tech companies that appear to favor their own products. The Washington Postreports that Senators Amy Klobuchar and Chuck Grassley will introduce a bill, the Am… [+1576 chars]