The British press reported on Friday, March 19, that UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is preparing an antitrust investigation against social networking giant Facebook. The government agency had also recently announced an investigation into Apple’s app store fees and Google’s privacy settings. This way, another power joins against Big Tech’s subjugation and its globalist plans.
After the unlimited advance of the big Silicon Valley technologies committing abuses due to their monopolistic condition in the cybernetic market, including ideological censorship, excessive fees, and abuses on users’ privacy among other issues, many sectors in different countries around the world have started a counteroffensive seeking to limit the excessive power acquired by these firms during the last few years.
The CMA of Great Britain is expected to follow the investigation of the European Union’s antitrust chief, Margrethe Vestager, on Facebook, launched in December.
As reported by the Financial Times, Andrea Coscelli, chief executive of the CMA, vowed to take on Facebook and other big tech companies with a series of antitrust cases. She will work with lawmakers in Brussels to fight Big Tech.
Experts are wary of the European Union’s antitrust investigations led by Margrethe Vestager, given that the EU and Big Tech are often linked as part of the same sector with left-wing and globalist goals in common. But at least this way the issue is allowed to be on the agenda and it will be up to the more conservative sectors to do a good job on it.
In parallel earlier this week, Ranking Member Rep. Ken Buck (R-Colo.) on the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law Subcommittee, said during an antitrust hearing, “Apple, Google, Facebook, and Amazon have reached monopoly status, and their behavior won’t change until Congress acts, the enforcement agencies do their job, and the courts move quickly to rein in their predatory conduct.”
The Federal Trade Commission and nearly every state has recently filed lawsuits against the social media platform for its abuse of market power after acquiring Instagram and WhatsApp.
Countries such as Australia, Canada, and Poland also exerted international pressure against Big Tech, imposing regulations, sanctions and/or warnings in the face of the facts of censorship and tariff abuse.
Big Tech has been repeatedly criticized in recent months for its political bias and unbalanced moderation of user content, with conservative sectors being the most affected.
Even the highest authorities of Facebook and Twitter have been held accountable in the Senate, where they claimed to have played a very active role during the last presidential elections, eliminating conservative content while protecting the Democratic candidate Joe Biden.