Hawley’s bill attracted immediate criticism from major tech firms. NetChoice, a trade association which represents e-commerce sites, claimed that the SMART Act would reduce social media sites’ usefulness and and enjoyability.
“This bill would reduce the power of consumers to make decisions for themselves and give that power to the government,”
said Carl Szabo, NetChoice vice president and general counsel.
“It’s our role to decide what online services and tools we use, not the government’s.”