Social media users could disable algorithms in new U.S. proposal

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WASHINGTON, Nov 9 (Businesshala) – A bipartisan group of lawmakers in the US House of Representatives has introduced a bill that requires users to view content on Meta (FB.O) Facebook and Alphabet (GOOGL.O) Google Like an internet platform would be required. Not chosen by the algorithm.

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Legislation introduced by Representatives Ken Buck, a Republican, and David Sicilian, a Democrat, and others would require large Internet platforms to show consumers information that does not guide them through algorithms, excluded them. This is known as the “filter bubble” by lawmakers. ,

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Sicilin is the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee’s antitrust panel, and Buck is the top Republican. The panel wrote a scathing report unveiled last year that sharply criticized big tech companies, including Amazon and Apple.

House Remedy is a Companion to a Bill introduced in the Senate in June. He is also bipartisan.

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“Consumers should have the option of engaging with Internet platforms without being manipulated by secret algorithms driven by user-specific data,” Buck said in a statement.

There are also a slew of antitrust laws aimed at large tech platforms.

Recently, Senator Amy Klobuchar, a Democrat who chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee’s antitrust panel, and Republican Tom Cotton, introduced a bill that would make it easier for the government to block deals it believes will pass antitrust legislation. Breaks. It is usually up to the government to increase the prices to show a particular transaction is illegal or for other reasons.

Reporting by Diane Bartz; Editing by Dan Grebler

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