By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 10-15-21

Sens. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) signaled this week they will be introducing an antitrust-centric bill, the American Innovation and Choice Online Act, that would prevent tech platforms from favoring their own products or services, including by disadvantaging their rivals by biasing search results in favor of the dominant platform.

While no names were mentioned in the bill, Google, Amazon, and Apple have all been the targets of criticism for favoring their own products and services. The bill is something of a break from the Facebook-centric aim of much of D.C. following the whistleblower revelations about that company in the past few weeks.  » Read More