“I’m concerned that this is really going to be very dangerous legislation,” said Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. Much of the industry is based in her home state of California.
“This legislation will lower choice, increase prices and exacerbate inflation problems that everyday Americans are sitting on a daily basis,” said Carl Szabo, vice president and general counsel with NetChoice, in an interview Thursday.
He said he has several concerns about the consequences, should the bill be signed into law,
“If I’m driving around and I’m low in gas I won’t necessarily find the gas station that’s nearest to me with the lowest price is. When my toilet’s overflowing, and I do a quick search for how to fix it I want to see a YouTube video telling me a quick fix.” he explained. Szabo said since YouTube is owned by Google, the legislation would prevent them from being able to suggest their own product, the video, at the top of a the screen.
He said it would be a fundamental change to an activity so many Americans spend hours of their day doing — searching online.