Huge changes for Internet and Big Tech under US antitrust proposal


US lawmakers unveiled sweeping antitrust measures on June 11, 2021 aimed at tempering the dominance of Big Tech firms including Apple and Facebook, in what may be the most ambitious effort in decades to break corporate monopolies. — AFP

WASHINGTON: The antitrust overhaul package unveiled in US Congress targeting Big Tech, if enacted, could have far-reaching effects on how people use the Internet and on America’s biggest and most successful companies.

The five bills, due for a committee vote on June 23, could pave the way for a reorganisation or breakup of giants such as Google, Facebook, Apple and Amazon while reshaping the entire Internet ecosystem.

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