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MeriTalk: New House Bill Looks to Create ‘Big Tech’ Regulatory Agency

“A new bill introduced in the House by Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., would create a regulatory agency to govern some aspects of the ‘Big Tech’ sector, and ensure algorithms on digital platforms are fair and safe.

The Digital Platform Commission Act would create a regulatory agency known as the Federal Digital Platform Commission, which would have five commissioners appointed by the president and confirmed by the Senate…

‘Whether we like it or not, the decisions that Big Tech make about their digital platforms have major consequences for all aspects of our society,’ Rep. Welch said in a press release. ‘Congress has for too long taken a hands-off approach to Big Tech and that needs to end.’

‘That’s why I am introducing this bill to help ensure that the public interest is protected online, not just these companies’ bottom lines. It’s time for a strong regulatory body that can help protect our children and our democracy from the harms that persist online,’ Rep. Welch added…” Read the full article here.

Source: New House Bill Looks to Create ‘Big Tech’ Regulatory Agency – By Grace Dille, May 23, 2022. MeriTalk.



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