By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 6-16-21

House Republicans have added a third “pillar “to their Big Tech Accountability Platform, this one dealing with China.

The other parts of the platform, announced earlier this year, deal with responsibility and power.

House Energy & Commerce Committee ranking member Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) informed her fellow House E&C Republican members of the expansion of the Republicans’ Big Tech targets in a memo Wednesday (June 16).

She said they would be exploring policy solutions to issues, including vetting app stores for apps with ties to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), with an eye toward oversight of how Big Tech platforms police those stores, and concerns about China’s access to Americans’ information.  » Read More