By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 2-5-21

Republican leadership in the House Energy & Commerce Committee are branding Big Tech a “destructive force” and calling on Democratic committee leadership to hold a hearing immediately with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, and Google CEO Sundar Pichai.

Republicans have created a Big Tech Accountability agenda, a GOP platform guided by four principles: (1) transparency; (2) accountability; (3) consistency and objectivity; and (4) competition.

But since they don’t control the gavel, those Republicans will need Democrat buy-in, which they were pushing for in a letter to House E&C Chairman Frank Pallone (D-N.J.). Signing on to the letter were new full committee ranking member Cathy McMorris Rodgers (Wash.); Communications Subcommittee ranking member Bob Latta (Ohio); Consumer Protection Subcommittee ranking member Gus Bilirakis (Fla.); and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee ranking member H. Morgan Griffith (Va.).  » Read More