Facebook’s capitulation in Australia is the beginning of the project to regulate Big Tech – not the end | Peter Lewis

Facebook’s capitulation in Australia is the beginning of the project to regulate Big Tech – not the end | Peter Lewis

The Guardian

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The social network’s hostile attack on Australian users reinforces the need to tackle the monopoly power of tech giants

Over the past few days Australians have gotten a flavour of what a global tech power will do to avoid regulation.

Now we are getting an idea of what a world-class capitulation looks like after Facebook agreed to re-friend Australia after securing what appears to be technical changes to legislation it had been determined to skewer.

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