Minnesota legislators tangle with tech giants over social media content for kids
A proposal targeting Big Tech's algorithms has drawn the companies' intense opposition
April 21, 2022
One after another, lobbyists from groups with names like Net Choice, Chamber of Progress and TechNet testified in a Minnesota House hearing. Then a rare thing happened in politics.
Republican and Democratic legislators joined forces to rail against some of the business practices used by the companies actually behind the groups - Google, Apple, Amazon, Twitter and other tech giants.
"We cannot wait for the federal government to take action," Rep. Kristin Robbins, R-Maple Grove, said in the hearing. "They've been saying they're going to do something for too many years."