By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 10-15-20
Republican FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr said he is not looking for heavy-handed regulation of Big Tech, but he isn’t looking for no hands either, including saying there needs to be a guiding hand when it comes to Sec. 230, and from the FCC, FTC, and Justice.
In an interview for C-SPAN’s Communicators series, Carr said the days of maintaining the status quo with regard to Big Tech appear to be coming to an end, adding: “I think that’s a good thing.”
“I think that we should bring a light-touch approach to Big Tech,” Carr said, “but up until now there has been a no-touch approach.”
He said that is because there has never been such a gap between the size, scale, and power of an industry like Big Tech and the relative absence of regulation. » Read More