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

Reps. Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.) and Mike Johnson (R-La.) have teamed up to call on Big Tech to create a rating board for apps and adopt ratings comparable to those for video games, movies, and music.

While there have been ratings boards for movies, music, and video games for a couple of decades, the relatively newer world of apps has no such body, with ratings often provided by the app creator

That congressional call for action comes in a just-introduced “Fix Apps Ratings” House resolution. Such resolutions don’t have the force of law, but signal the sense of Congress on an issue – and the implied threat that if action doesn’t happen voluntarily, some of those House members might legislate to make it so.  » Read More