Sen. Daines introduces bill to thwart Big Tech’s influence on political speech, beliefs

U.S. Senator Steve Daines, R-Mont., on Wednesday introduced a bill to crack down on Big Tech and online platforms’ ability to “discriminate against users based on their political speech and beliefs.” The bill would enforce equal access to political candidates on online platforms as well as create a provision to prohibit the removal of content based on political beliefs, according to the senator’s office. The legislation comes amid bipartisan complaints about the power wielded by large tech companies like Apple Inc. AAPL, -2.99%, Facebook Inc. FB, -1.69%, Google parent Alphabet Inc. GOOGL, -2.21% GOOG, -2.29%, and Inc. AMZN, -1.61%.