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Antitrust

01/20/2022

Bipartisan anti-tech bills unpopular with voters, industry polling shows

Robert Winterton
Robert Winterton Director of Public Affairs

In addition, NetChoice, an advocacy group that represents companies, such as Amazon and Google, that oppose government regulation of online platforms, polled almost 3,900 registered voters in 19 states between Jan. 14-17 regarding their views on regulating the tech giants.

The industry associations say the bills being pushed in the Senate this week are not important to most voters but have instead been given priority due to politicians in Washington buckling to pressure placed on them by recent Big Tech scandals.

However, the NetChoice poll did show that 47% of voters support new regulations on online services such as Amazon Prime, Google Search, and the Apple App Store, significantly more than the 26% who oppose such regulations.

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