By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 3-18-21
A trio of Senate Republicans wants their Democratic colleagues to hold a public hearing on what they say was the Obama-Biden Federal Trade Commission’s failure to give Google more than a slap on the wrist following a 2011 investigation into potential anticompetitive conduct.
That urging–they can only urge since Democrats control the Senate and committee calendars–came from Judiciary Committee members Sens. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), Mike Lee (R-Utah), and Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.). Hawley is a freshman who has made bashing Big Tech is issue of choice, while Lee is former chair of the Antitrust Subcommittee and Blackburn has accused Big Tech of using its power to suppress conservative speech. » Read More