Statement on the Reintroduction of the American Innovation and Choice Online Act

June 16, 2023

WASHINGTON — Mike Davis, Founder and President of the Internet Accountability Project, issued the following statement after Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) reintroduced the American Innovation and Choice Online Act.

“After the last Congress failed to pass this piece of legislation, we are pleased to see the American Innovation and Choice Online Act be reintroduced in the 118th Congress. The Internet Accountability Project thanks Senators Grassley and Klobuchar for their leadership on reining in Big Tech. 

“The American Innovation and Choice Online Act bans self-preferencing by Big Tech and frees up small businesses to compete on a level playing field. This bipartisan legislation levels the playing field and enacts standards for Big Tech that apply to every other industry and sector in our country.

“The key to a healthy free market—as well as a functioning society and democracy—is openness, competition and the rule of law. Right now, all are under threat. Big Tech is crushing small businesses, stifling innovation and silencing its political opponents. Congress must act immediately and pass this critical bipartisan bill,” Davis said.

An op-ed from Mike Davis on the American Choice and Innovation Online Act can be found here, and additional information and resources on IAP’s efforts to break up Big Tech can be found here.

IAP is a nonprofit conservative advocacy group that holds Big Tech accountable for engaging in egregious business practices like snooping, spying, political bias against conservatives, employee abuses and anticompetitive conduct. Davis previously served as Chief Counsel for Nominations to Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) on the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary and led the Senate confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh and a record number of circuit court judges. More information on Davis and IAP can be found here.


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