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As Congress Dithers, States Step In to Set Rules for the Internet – The New York Times

Virginia, Florida, Arkansas and Maryland are among dozens of states that have introduced bills to curtail the power of Amazon, Google, Facebook and Twitter.

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Critics of the state regulations warned that tech companies werent the only ones that would have to maneuver through the patchwork of rules. For consumers, this means confusion, said Daniel Castro, a vice president of the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation, a think tank sponsored by tech companies.
Apple and Google declined to comment. Jodi Seth, a spokeswoman for Amazon, pointed to an April blog post from the companys policy executive Brian Huseman, who said the state laws risked creating…

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