Joe Biden Says Republicans, Democrats Ought to Unite In opposition to Huge Tech “Abuses”

Biden Says Republicans, Democrats Should Unite Against Big Tech 'Abuses'

Joe Biden mentioned he wished to see “critical federal protections for People’ privateness.”


U.S. President Joe Biden mentioned in an opinion piece within the Wall Road Journal that Democrats and Republicans want to return collectively to cross sturdy bipartisan laws to be able to maintain main tech firms accountable.

Most significantly, Biden mentioned he wished to see “critical federal protections for People’ privateness,” together with placing limits on how a lot knowledge like location, biometrics and well being info may be collected. He additionally highlighted the particular danger to youngsters.

“We should maintain social-media firms accountable for the experiment they’re working on our youngsters for revenue,” he wrote, citing younger folks’s struggles with bullying, violence, trauma and psychological well being.

He additionally urged reform of Part 230 of the Communications Decency Act to pressure tech firms to “take accountability for the content material they unfold and the algorithms they use.”

Each Republicans and Democrats have spent a lot of the previous a number of years probing completely different facets of the tech sector, largely agreeing that there are issues with the ability of Alphabet’s Google, Meta’s Fb and others whereas largely disagreeing on tips on how to handle these issues.

In a press release following the discharge of the opinion piece, Democratic Senator Amy Klobuchar mentioned she would proceed to push for passage of bipartisan laws she sponsored to bar the businesses from favoring their very own companies in search outcomes, amongst different measures.

(Aside from the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV employees and is printed from a syndicated feed.)

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