[Ed. – Just bypass Congress, why don’t you. Getting close to 95-theses territory. Annoying as our legislators are, this belongs with them. There’s a whole lot here that requires hearings and fresh thought. We don’t even know who’s really making the decisions on “Biden” initiatives, much less have insight into motives and thought processes. The precedent is bad.]
President Joe Biden is set to sign a sweeping executive order Friday that targets anti-competitive practices in the economy, particularly in the tech industry. According to a White House fact sheet, the order will bring new scrutiny to mergers between tech companies and encourage new rules on data collection and broadband access and affordability.
The order, which the White House says will include “72 initiatives by more than a dozen federal agencies,” calls on both the Federal Trade Commission and the Federal Communications Commission to issue new restrictions on and rules to govern the tech sector.