Lawmaker Floats New Rules to Rein in Big Tech

Rep. David Cicilline envisions a “Glass-Steagal”-type legislation

Big tech is feeling the heat from legislators, whether it’s in the form of federal data privacy considerations, intense criticism about addressing unsavory content on their platforms or blowback from tax incentives. Now, another Democratic lawmaker is turning up the heat by proposing rules that would break up tech companies depending on the type of service they provide.