Marsha Blackburn Announces Task Force on Big Tech Privacy, Competition

Breitbart | 7/12/2019 | Sean Moran
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Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) announced on Thursday that a task force will be created to study America’s largest tech giants to “find answers to the issues of privacy and data security,” as well as competition.

On Thursday, during the White House’s social media summit, Sen. Blackburn said that she will convene a task force to study big tech on issues such as privacy, data security, and competition.

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The Tennessee Republicans’ announcement follows President Donald Trump’s announcement that he will push every regulatory and legislative option to answer the question of big tech censorship. Trump also spoke positively about Sen. Josh Hawley’s (R-MO) Ending Support for Internet Censorship Act, which would crack down on big tech’s censorship of conservative and alternative voices on the Internet. The president said Sen. Hawley has “very important” legislation on Internet censorship.

“I’m hearing from so many people who are saying, ‘We need to put some guard rails in place,’ because we’ve never done that,” Blackburn explained. “This is not an industry in its infancy. This is an industry that is a mature industry at this point.”

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Lawmakers on the other side of Capitol Hill have called for greater scrutiny over big tech’s collection of Americans’ private data. House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) said Thursday that Americans...
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