Bentz appointed to Republican task force on censorship and big tech data
WASHINGTON (KTVZ) – Rep. Cliff Bentz (R-Ore.) Was appointed this week to the Republican House Task Force on Censorship and Big Tech Data by Republican House Leader Kevin McCarty (R-Calif .). The task force is to be chaired by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) And includes a total of 16 Republican members of Congress.
According to the press release from McCarthy’s office, “The Big Tech, Censorship and Data working group will review policies to bring much needed accountability to Big Tech. The working group will focus on three pillars: Big Tech Accountability, where members will examine Section 230 reform; Big Tech Power, where members will focus on competition issues; and Big Tech Data, where members will explore issues of privacy and data security. Big Tech needs to be brought under control and it will take a Unified Republican Conference to do it. “
Following the announcement, Congressman Bentz issued a statement saying, “I am honored to be appointed to the Republican Task Force on Censorship and Big Tech Data. There are many big tech challenges that need to be addressed. However, we need to ensure that the actions of the government are scrutinized carefully when we weigh many topics including: freedom of speech, innovation, data privacy, national security and consumer welfare. I look forward to working with my colleagues on all of them. these important questions. ”
A press release from Bentz’s office on Wednesday said, “The announcement strengthens Congressman Bentz’s ability to help shape the ongoing discussions regarding big tech companies like Amazon, Facebook, Google and Apple. Congressman Bentz is also a member of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Business, and Administrative Law. “
Last week, Bentz participated in a 25-hour Judiciary Committee markup (amendments) of six bills focused on overhauling antitrust laws that have a direct impact on big tech companies. During the markup, one of Congressman Bentz’s amendments passed 22-21 after receiving bipartisan support. His amendment seeks to make HR3816, the US online choice and innovation law “much more consumer friendly and innovation friendly,” according to Bentz.
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