Digital monopoly
Trade unions and progressive movements across the world unite to #MakeAmazonPay

During the pandemic, Amazon emerged as the first trillion-dollar corporation ever while its CEO Jeff Bezos became the first person to amass over USD 200 billion. Meanwhile, its workers across the world have complained of denial of rights

Three problems of reading Engels and the reasons why we need to

On this bicentenary of Friedrich Engels, we need to understand the nature of the struggle of ideas that Engels was engaged in his times, and what its significance is today

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.

How US aggression on China will destabilize global trade and tech

Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha talks about the recent developments in the US-China ‘trade war’ which has escalated following a number of recent aggressive US measures against China in the trade and tech sectors.

Report says top Facebook executive in India openly backed Modi on internal company group

A report by Wall Street Journal revealed that Facebook’s policy head for the region, Ankhi Das, had said in an internal post “We lit a fire to his (Modi) social media campaign and the rest is of course history”

TikTok ban and Trump’s extortionist policies

China sees the US demand for opening their and others’ markets, while ordering ByteDance to sell TikTok, as another version of the Opium War. If TikTok owning the data of its users is dangerous to national security, so is Facebook and Google owning their users’ data

Big tech goes for the kill at World Trade Organization

Deborah James talks about proposed changes in global rules in the World Trade Organization

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.

Role of capital and labour in digital economy

Parminder Jeet Singh talks about what a digital economy is and the role of capital and workers in it

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