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Apple apps, Google search, and Amazon Basics face drastic changes from bipartisan House antitrust bill

The companies and their lobbyists, along with tech trade associations, have been aggressively portraying the antitrust bills as hurtful to consumers in trying to cajole members of Congress into opposition.

“The legislation is a solution in search of a problem and will be bad for consumers thanks to less competition and higher prices,” said Carl Szabo, vice president at NetChoice, an advocacy group that represents companies including Amazon and Google.

“All of these problems being argued can be solved through current antitrust law, but instead, Congress wants to rewrite the law so that all tech defendants are guilty by default,” Szabo said.