White House Holding Roundtable on Big Tech Concerns

Last Updated: September 08, 2022, 21:03 IST

Big tech firms facing more scrutiny

The White House on Thursday is holding a roundtable meeting on a number of technology issues hearing from experts on antitrust, privacy, algorithmic discrimination and other areas of tech policy, a senior administration official said on Twitter.

WASHINGTON: The White House on Thursday is holding a roundtable meeting on a number of technology issues hearing from experts on antitrust, privacy, algorithmic discrimination and other areas of tech policy, a senior administration official said on Twitter.

White House competition adviser Tim Wu on Twitter confirmed the meeting reported earlier by Axios.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=/D1TM4SxSshg

A source familiar told Reuters the meeting includes senior officials from a number of White House offices and is “focused on addressing the problems with tech platform accountability.”

The meeting is reviewing “various areas including competition; privacy; youth mental health; misinformation and disinformation; illegal and abusive conduct, including sexual exploitation; and algorithmic discrimination and lack of transparency.”

Congress has been considering a bill to rein in Big Tech. Supporters have been pressing Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer to schedule a vote on the bill that would ban self-preferencing by Big Tech platforms like Amazon.com and Alphabet’s Google.

Read all the Latest Tech News and Breaking News here

See also  Are Brown Eggs Better Than White Eggs?