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Warner policy draft would remake regulatory landscape for Big Tech

Social media platforms, search engines and Internet service providers would face stricter regulation and weaker legal protections, while the Federal Trade Commission would see its budget and rule-making authority bolstered, under an array of changes proposed Monday by an influential US senator.

Senator Mark Warner, a Virginia Democrat who is vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee and a leading force behind the ongoing probe of Russian manipulation of social media platforms in the 2016 elections, released a draft policy paper ahead of a hearing Wednesday...

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