By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 6-9-22

Facing a multimillion-dollar TV ad campaign by Big Tech to try and stop their online competition bill, sponsors of the American Innovation and Choice Online Act said they will not be thwarted by a campaign they assert is full of lies and disinformation.

But the legislators also suggested the campaign may be working since the bill has yet to make it to the floor after a year of work refining the bill with input from stakeholders.

The bill’s targets are chiefly Google, Amazon, and Apple, all members of the Computer & Communications Industry Association, which is funding the ad campaign.

In a press conference, Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and her bill co-sponsors and supporters said they need to get a vote ASAP, before the August recess.  » Read More