Democratic Rep. David Cicilline, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee’s antitrust panel, is preparing to introduce 10 or more laws targeting big tech companies, a source with knowledge of the matter said Sunday.
The subcommittee, under Cicilline’s leadership, released a 449-page report in October last year, detailing abuses of market power by Apple, Amazon, Alphabet’s Google and Facebook.
The strategy to produce a series of smaller bills is aimed at reducing opposition from tech companies and their lobbyists to a single piece of legislation, the source said.
Cicilline is also working on a separate bill targeting a key law called Section 230, which offers protection to tech platforms from liability for content posted by users, the source said.
Their legislation 230 is likely to go after platforms like Facebook and the way they amplify user content.
Cicilline’s comments were first reported in an interview with Axios on Sunday. His office declined to comment.