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Amazon Creates Website Against Congress’ Antitrust Tech Bills

 |  August 20, 2021

Amazon on Friday stepped up its offensive against antitrust proposals in Congress by launching a website to communicate with sellers about the legislation, reported CNBC. 

The website allows sellers to sign up to receive more information from Amazon’s public policy team about the package of antitrust legislation, approved in June by the House Judiciary Committee, which seeks to rein in Big Tech’s power.

By signing up, sellers will also be given opportunities to communicate directly with elected officials about the bills, the website states.

“We look forward to keeping you informed as we get more information about what this legislation could mean for you and providing you the opportunity to have your voice heard,” according to the website. “We will also share ways we can work together to ensure Amazon remains a great place for our seller community.”
Related:  Amazon Emails Sellers To Watch Out For Congress’ Big Tech Antitrust Bills
“Sellers are asking for information about these bills,” the spokesperson said in a statement. “We want to help the hundreds of thousands of third-party sellers on Amazon stay informed about the legislation and how it could impact their ability to sell their products.”

The website comes just a few days after Amazon sent emails to a select group of sellers about the legislation. In the emails, representatives from Amazon’s public policy team asked to arrange a phone meeting to discuss the bills.

One of the most sweeping reform bills, the Ending Platform Monopolies Act, could directly affect Amazon. It would allow federal regulators to sue to break up companies that operate a dominant platform and own or operate a business that presents a clear conflict of interest.