Entries by NetChoice

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

1 Business World 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 […]

NetChoices Voices Concerns with “Protecting Children from Online Predators Act.”

Today, Sen. Hawley (R-MO) announced plans to introduce the “Protecting Children from Online Predators Act.” The bill would ban “video hosting websites” from showing videos depicting minors as part of Youtube recommendations. “While Hawley’s goal is to help minors, his bill would suppress all videos featuring minors — with the unintended effect that high schools […]

NetChoice Applauds New YouTube Community Guidelines

Today, Google announced in a blog post that it is updating YouTube’s community guidelines. The move will further reduce the presence of supremacist and hateful content on YouTube’s platform. “It’s clear Google has listened to concerns from Congress and the public about harmful content and the role of content moderation,” said Carl Szabo, VP and […]

Google has spent millions wooing friends in D.C. — but will they save them in an antitrust fight?

Politico NetChoice, one tech industry group that counts Google as a member, defended the company amid the reports of potential DOJ scrutiny, predicting this probe would fizzle as well. “Back in 2013, the FTC looked at Google and realized that there’s no ‘there’ there,” said Carl Szabo, the group’s general counsel. “So now I guess […]

Silicon Valley in the crosshairs: Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple face bipartisan onslaught

Fox News “The Justice Department’s investigation of Google will come to the same conclusion as the FTC’s did in 2013 — that there is no antitrust case,” said Carl Szabo, VP of NetChoice, an e-commerce trade association, in a statement to Fox News. “It’s illogical that the DOJ is investigating competitors in the same market […]

Antitrust Investigations into Apple, Amazon, and Google are Misguided

“The Justice Department’s investigation of Google will come to the same conclusion as the FTC’s did in 2013 — that there is no antitrust case,” said Carl Szabo, NetChoice Vice President and General Counsel. “It’s illogical that the DOJ is investigating competitors in the same market for monopoly behavior. Amazon, Apple, and Google all compete […]

Pelosi: FB a Russia ‘enabler,’ keeps $1M in stocks

One News Now NetChoice Vice President Carl Szabo – whose company is part of an association of Internet companies that includes Facebook – condemned Pelosi’s recent rant against the social media giant, calling her accusation “false and over-the-top.” “Speaker Pelosi’s accusation that Facebook is a ‘willing enabler’ of Russian interference in our elections is completely […]

The Importance of Balancing Privacy with Innovation, Consumer Benefits, and Other Rights in the FTC’s Approach to Consumer Data Privacy

Mercatus Center These preferences can vary dramatically, and most Americans do not find themselves trapped by the data-driven websites; they choose to participate because they find those services beneficial. According to Zogby polling data conducted for NetChoice, 42 percent prefer targeted ads based on data collection to nontargeted ads. Americans also find themselves willing and […]