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Senators Urge U.S. to Fight China Over Censorship Affecting Google, Apple

  • Report by U.S. trade agency details anti-competitive actions
  • China censorship activites grew greatly in past five years
Ron Wyden
Ron WydenPhotographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

The top U.S. senators on the committee that oversees trade urged the Biden administration to fight back against nations including China and Russia after a new report found that their censorship actions hurt internet users and hinder American companies like Google parent Alphabet Inc. and Apple Inc.

Senators Ron Wyden, a Democrat and chairman of the Finance Committee, and Mike Crapo, the ranking Republican, called on the U.S. to use its trade tools against the nations, as well as Turkey, Vietnam, India and Indonesia. They were identified in a report by the independent U.S. International Trade Commission that the committee requested.