Lobbyists gonna lobby: The Tipline for 19 October 2021

Senators Amy Klobuchar and Chuck Grassley have unveiled their tech platform self-preferencing bill. The legislation has 12 co-sponsors in the Senate, but those are not the only supporters they want you to know about. Klobuchar’s office noted that the American Innovation and Choice Online Act also received endorsements from several companies that lobbied for the bill, including Spotify and DuckDuckGo. Also in Tipline, the Department of Justice secures a pair of individual guilty pleas in its criminal probe into bid-rigging at a Belgian security company.

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