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What Exactly Would the House Antitrust Bills Mean for Big Tech?

According to an article from Reuters, 13 organizations wrote to the U.S. House Judiciary Committee earlier today to urge lawmakers to vote against two of the antitrust bills.

The two bills include the American Innovation and Choice Online Act, sponsored by Rep. David Cicilline, D-R.I., and the Ending Platform Monopolies Act, sponsored by Rep. Pramila Jayapal.

According to the article, the groups are concerned that “Cicilline’s bill would ban platforms from giving advantages to their businesses while Jayapal’s would ban platforms from competing on their own platform.”

Some of the examples the groups gave are that the bills would prevent Google from including YouTube videos in search results and block Apple from preinstalling “Find My Phone” on new iPhones. They also argued that Jayapal’s bill would force companies like Google to sell Maps, YouTube and other free services.

A few of these groups include the Chamber of Progress, the Computer and Communications Industry Association, the Competitive Enterprise Institute, the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation and NetChoice.