U.S Senate Approves Big Tech’s Antitrust Bill

Big Tech

The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee has approved an antitrust bill against big tech companies.

The legislation bars Amazon.com Inc and Alphabet Inc’s Google from giving preference to their own businesses on their websites.

Tech giant’s have been under pressure in Congress because of allegations they abused their outsized market power.

PageOne.ng reported earlier on Thursday that U.S Lawmakers had voted to expanded the definition of companies covered by the bill to include firms like the popular video app TikTok.

A second bill, led by U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal and Marsha Blackburn, was on the schedule but was held over.

The Open App Markets Act would bar big app stores, like Apple, from requiring app providers to use their payment system and prohibit them from punishing apps that offer different prices through another app store or payment system.