How EU and US are trying to rein in tech giants

Paris (AFP) – Tech giants have changed our daily lives but governments around the world are worried they are out of control. Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon and Microsoft — dubbed the GAFAM — are accused of not paying enough taxes, unfair competition, stealing media content and threatening democracy by spreading false information. As the European Union unveils tough draft rules to rein them in and dozens of US states hit Google with antitrust suits, here is a global overview of the attempts to regulate the companies. Taxation – The 27-nation EU has not yet agreed to tax the digital giants, b…

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