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‘Monopolies Must Go’: Tech Giants Feel Rivals’ Antitrust Wrath

Lobbying around the tech-focused antitrust bills is peaking as the window closes for major legislation before the start of midterm campaigns. Two more lobbying events are planned this week by pro-industry coalitions opposed to new antitrust legislation.

NetChoice, which is funded by firms including Amazon and Google, dubbed Monday “Defend America’s Competitive Edge Day,” and plans to lead industry and civil society groups to meet with lawmakers and lobby against the bills. Later in the week, TechNet, which represents a similar roster of the largest tech firms, will be meeting with lawmakers to support the semiconductor funding bill, federal privacy legislation, and oppose the antitrust bills.