NBC News Cites AAI’s Moss on Takeaways From Final House Hearing on Big Tech

NBC News queried AAI’s Diana Moss on takeaways from the last House hearing on Big Tech. In a July 30, 2020 article “Break up Big Tech? With congressional probe, the idea may be gaining steam,” NBC News reported:

The hearing also underscored a new level of seriousness among Democrats about addressing tech industry power, months before the Nov. 3 general election, when they will have a chance to take unified control of the federal government and possibly attempt a rewrite of century-old antitrust laws.

One idea is for the biggest companies to be broken up, but critics have also examined reining them in via other methods.

“The hearing gathered momentum around ‘regulation,’” Diana Moss, president of the American Antitrust Institute, said. “It’s not out of the question that there might be bipartisan support for a new digital technology regulatory act,” she said — in short, a new law to establish a framework to ensure nondiscriminatory access on platforms, among other things.