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In Defense of the American Innovation and Choice Online Act

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing regarding the company’s use and protection of user data on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., April 11, 2018. (Leah Millis/Reuters)

Public policy should have a role in adapting to a radically new and different technological landscape.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE R obert H. Bork Jr. published a piece in Capital Matters this morning titled “Why Does Ted Cruz Buy Into Klobuchar’s Socialist Bill?” The “socialist bill” in question is the American Innovation and Choice Online Act (S.2992), which was introduced by Amy Klobuchar (D., Minn.) and Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa). It’s a rare example of a viable bipartisan effort to rein in the power of Silicon Valley, and it boasts an ideologically diverse cross-section of co-sponsors.

The bill sailed through the Judiciary Committee, passing 16–6. Bork’s central objection is that Cruz was one of the 16 votes in its favor. The Texas

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