Congress Reignites Antitrust Probes Into Big Tech Companies
Democrats and Republicans want to work to revoke some of big tech's power, but they have two distinct, and often opposing, approaches to doing so.
As restaurants, stores and large swathes of the economy battle through the ups and downs of the COVID-19 pandemic, one sector keeps clicking along - big tech. At the height of the pandemic, Facebook said it planned to hire 10-thousand people in 2020, while companies like Apple and Amazon have thousands of job openings listed. CGTN's Mark Niu has more. Senior Tech Reporter at Breitbart News, Allum Bokhari, discusses his new book, #DELETED: Big Tech's Battle to Erase the Trump Movement and Steal the Election. The European Union is working on the introduction of the Digital Services Act - Legislation that shall limit the powers of Big Tech companies like google, facebook, Apple, Microsoft or Amazon.
In an interview with DW EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said, that digital service providers have a responsibility "to make sure that people feel as comfortable when they are online as when they are offline," and that "We have to hold Big Tech accountable" GOP senators level charges of anti-conservative bias against the CEOs of Big Tech companies at Wednesday's Senate Commerce Committee hearing.
One America's John Hines spoke to Senator John Thune (R-S.d.) on what he thinks of reform for Section 230, which shields tech firms from liability.