WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democratic Representative David Cicilline, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee’s antitrust panel, is preparing to come out with 10 or more pieces of legislation targeting Big Tech companies, a source with knowledge of the matter said on Sunday.
The strategy to produce a series of smaller bills is aimed at lowering opposition from tech companies and their lobbyists towards a single piece of legislation, the source said.
His 230 legislation is likely to go after platforms such as Facebook and the way they amplify user content.
Cicilline’s comments were first reported in an interview by Axios on Sunday. His office declined comment.
(Reporting by Nandita Bose in Washington; editing by Diane Craft)