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Anti-Big Tech legislation splits Republicans and conservatives

Conservative tech industry insiders also cast doubt on the ability to garner Republican support for the antitrust bills.

“There’s been barely any new Republican support for the bills in the last few months. No one is talking about it, and the silence speaks volumes about the lack of interest in moving the legislation forward,” said Carl Szabo, a vice president and general counsel at NetChoice, an advocacy group that represents companies, including Amazon and Google, that oppose government regulation of online platforms.

“Ranking member Buck’s support of this legislation is based on his frustrations with a couple of businesses, which is blinding him from the progressive problems that this bill unleashes on American businesses,” said Szabo.