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Efforts to Rein In Big Tech May Be Running Out of Time

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Senator Amy Klobuchar

"When you get to the fall, it will be very difficult to get things done because everything is about the election.” -Senator Amy Klobuchar

Credit: T.J. Kirkpatrick for The New York Times

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are readying a major push on bills aimed at restraining the power of the country's biggest tech companies, as they see the window of opportunity closing quickly ahead of the midterm elections.

Congress has unified around a growing concern about the technology giants over the last several years. However, while the two parties widely agree that Congress should do something, they often disagree on what that should be. And Democrats, who support the efforts aimed at tech in far greater numbers than Republicans, could lose control of Congress.

From The New York Times
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