Entries by NetChoice

Tech turns to K Street in antitrust fight

The Hill Enlisting help from the influence world will be critical to helping fight off that threat, K Street watchers told The Hill. “Washington likes to control anything that’s important, and today that includes online platforms,” Carl Szabo, vice president and general counsel at NetChoice, a trade association of e-commerce businesses, said. “Silicon Valley has […]

News publishers seize moment as Congress amps up tech scrutiny

Politico The committee should “avoid creating a political platform for aggrieved industries and companies to complain about their competitors,” said Billy Easley, policy analyst for Americans for Prosperity, the Koch network’s policy and political arm. Carl Szabo of e-commerce trade group NetChoice, which counts Google and Facebook as members, blasted the hearing as “an attack […]

Antitrust Probe Starts Today With Focus On Big Tech’s Profits From News

Forbes Rather optimistically, perhaps, e-commerce trade association NetChoice is attempting to portray the internet giants as underdogs being bullied by the media. “Big media is showing its true colors by supporting antitrust exemptions for themselves, while demanding tougher antitrust enforcement on tech businesses,” says NetChoice vice president and general counsel Carl Szabo. “Rather than looking […]

Antitrust Hearings on the Hill

Politico Morning Tech Americans for Prosperity’s Billy Easley said the committee should “avoid creating a political platform for aggrieved industries and companies to complain about their competitors.” And Carl Szabo of e-commerce trade group NetChoice blasted the hearing as “an attack on social media by big media companies upset that they no longer control our […]

NetChoice Voices Concerns Over House Judiciary Committee Antitrust Hearing

Tomorrow, the House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing entitled “Online Platforms and Market Power, Part 1: The Free and Diverse Press.” NetChoice is concerned that the hearing will be used to push for government to protect big media companies rather than to act in the interests of consumers. “It’s clear this is just an […]

Congress takes on Big Tech in hearing on anti-competitive behavior among digital giants

CNBC One key industry group is already pushing back against the probe. NetChoice represents e-commerce giants ranging from Alibaba to Google to Travelocity and slammed Tuesday’s hearing as an attack on social media by legacy media. “Big media is struggling to dominate again as they did before the internet,” said Carl Szabo, vice president and […]