The Wall Street Journal reports U.S. Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., has bipartisan backing on a proposed bill that would force search engine operators to clearly state that they employ algorithms based on data not expressly provided by users. The proposed Filter Bubble Transparency Act would also require an unfiltered version of the same information to be offered at a user's request. "It’s a way of giving consumers more control, consistent with the light touch approach I believe in," Thune said. Meanwhile, Politico reports the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee is holding a hearing Friday on U.S. telecom networks and 5G leadership. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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