FCC commissioner O'Rielly: Regulations not the answer to Big Tech's power

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Commissioner Michael O'Rielly of the Federal Communications Commission said that regulators should not crack down on big tech companies like Facebook and Google. "I’m not interested in imposing like regulation on the edge community or the high technology community to create some kind of parity level" with internet providers, Commissioner O'Rielly said. He suggested removing regulations for internet providers would put them on more even footing with the web firms. He said he would "go the opposite direction and that’s why I’ve been working pretty hard to remove barriers that no longer make any sense, and rules and regulations at the commission that no longer make any sense on, for lack of a better word, the legacy platforms that we oversee." O'Rielly said it's up to Congress to decide whether one regulator should oversee both those companies and the internet providers.


FCC commissioner O'Rielly: Regulations not the answer to Big Tech's power