Big Tech is not the devil it is being made out to be4 min read . Updated: 11 Dec 2017, 04:23 AM IST
Demanding the break-up of Google, Facebook or Amazon is excessive and unwarranted
Big Tech—the nomenclature following Big Oil, Big Tobacco and Big Pharma itself conveys the crisis that the likes of Google, Facebook and Amazon find themselves in. The tech giants are being blamed for a number of things: engaging in monopolistic practices, not doing enough to curb fake news, and violating the privacy of users. They have also been blamed for stagnation in wages and the decline in labour’s share of gross domestic product (GDP). And the biggest charge against Big Tech is that it is becoming a threat to freedom of expression and democracy itself.
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