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Break-up Big Tech? It’s complicated

15 July 2020

5:00 AM

15 July 2020

5:00 AM

There are only two unity tickets in United States politics at present. 

These are distrust of China and distrust of “Big Tech.”  

Both are being increasingly felt here and in Europe. 

Big Tech in this article means Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Microsoft, and Google (or its parent, Alphabet). 

From a cultural perspective, it has morphed into a phrase which includes enabling businesses such as lobbyists 

In late July, the executives of Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple will face a congressional grilling in relation to their operations.  

There are a number of compelling public policy issues for consideration, which the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) covered extensively in its landmark 2019 report into digital platforms.

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