Sen. Mark Warner floats major tech company regulations that don’t include breakups

Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA), a frequent critic of big tech companies’ behavior, has been floating a list of 20 options for regulating web platforms. Axios, which published the white paper today, says it was prepared by Warner’s staff and has been “circulated in tech policy circles in recent weeks.” The document includes proposals for three topics: fighting politically oriented misinformation, protecting user privacy, and promoting competition. Many of the options are already being discussed, and some are sweeping and highly controversial, like removing liability protections from web platforms. Others echo intriguing proposals like “information fiduciary” rules, or they import ideas from Europe’s GDPR privacy framework.

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