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Google under fire in US for predatory monopoly practices

Tech monopolies are increasingly being acknowledged as a danger to people, other companies and even to democracy. The regulatory worm seems to be turning in many countries, even in the US where it had gone into hibernation

Explained: The antitrust case against Google

Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha analyzes the antitrust case filed by the US Justice Department against Google. He explains how Google built a monopoly and the dangers of this phenomenon

Why Big Tech’s monopoly power needs to be urgently checked

While Facebook has been profiting off hate speech on its platforms, Google has been exploiting content creators for advertising revenue.

Can BJP’s politics and Facebook’s business thrive without hate?

The problem of hate news is built into the genes of big digital monopolies like Facebook. We need to break up these monopolies and regulate them as the new public utilities of the digital age

‘Titans of tech’ face grilling in US Congress

Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha talks about the deposition of the heads of Alphabet, Amazon, Apple and Facebook before the US House of Representatives Committee that deals with anti-trust issues.

Rich big tech, dead democracy

Evidence that Big Tech has had a chilling effect on start-ups and investors is one thing, but the ubiquitous nature of the platforms in their specific ways does effect every aspect of life, not just in the US but across the world

Delivery workers strike on May Day in the US

Workers of major corporations such as Amazon, FedEx, Walmart, Instacart and Target stayed off work demanding personal protective equipment, safe and sanitary work environments, extra paid leaves and time-offs

It’s going to be Amazon vs the People: Chris Smalls

Chris Smalls was fired from his job at Amazon’s Staten Island facility in the US shortly after he raised issues regarding the lack of safety measures for workers during the COVID-19 pandemic

Whole Foods strike US gig and informal workers strike demanding better protection during COVID-19 outbreak

Workers at Amazon, Instacart and Whole Foods protested on March 30 and 31 over concerns about unsafe working conditions, inadequate safety measures and lack of enough pay

Paid sick leave US workers demand effective paid sick leave policies to deal with Coronavirus pandemic

As the Coronavirus pandemic is raging in the US, only 15% of the fast food workers have paid leaves left, leaving over 32 million workers in a difficult situation

Amazon policy Palestine Amazon reverses discriminatory policy after massive outcry, offers free delivery in Palestine

Amazon had been offering free delivery only to the illegal Jewish settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories, or if Palestinians, while placing an order, chose ‘Israel’ as their country of location

Amazon delivery Israel Palestine to sue Amazon over discriminatory delivery policy

The e-commerce company is offering free delivery to Israeli customers in the illegal settlements, while charging Palestinians in the same area USD 24 or more, unless they select Israel as their country of location

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