Lawmakers Press Biden to Push Big Tech Regs

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President Joe Biden is facing pressure to get more into the fight over regulating social media and online platforms, The Wall Street Journal reports.

Both parties’ lawmakers are working on legislation about things like online privacy and child safety, transparency regarding data collection, accountability for content posted and market dominance.

Big tech companies are likely to oppose the laws. Democrats have usually been the party pushing for harsher regulations for things like harmful content, while Republicans advocate for lighter touches and have been against things that could restrict speech.

Upping the stakes is the fact that Republicans have the potential to win back some of the government houses this year during the U.S. midterm elections.

Because of that, Democrats have just a few months to start to pass more sweeping measures. Many bills are just now being drafted. This…

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