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Bill Kovacic moderated the discussion.
The bill that has received the most attention is the American Innovation and Choice Online Act. It is the first antitrust bill involving technology since the invention of the Internet. The main objective of the bill is to stop self-preferencing, a practice that has been growing widely in the digital sector in recent years. Large platforms (e.g. Apple, Amazon, or Google) have the power to give preference to their products and services over the best organic results for the consumer. The aim of this bill is not to prevent innovation but to ensure that all competitors are treated fairly. This is a bipartisan bill that came out of the Judiciary Committee in January 2022 on a 16-6 vote.