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>A third bill would require a platform to refrain from any merger unless it can show the acquired company does not compete with any product or service the platform is in.

>A fourth would require platforms to set up a way for users to transfer data if they desire, including to a competing business. A fifth is similar to a Senate measure that would raise what the Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) charge to assess the biggest companies to ensure their mergers are legal and increase the budget of the agencies.

>The House Judiciary Committee's antitrust panel wrote a report that was issued in October 2020 that spelled out abuses by four big technology companies, Alphabet Inc's (GOOGL.O) Google, Apple Inc (AAPL.O), Amazon.com and Facebook (FB.O). The report -- which was scathing -- suggested expansive changes to antitrust law.