Donald Tusk warns about the Rise of large Tech Companies. The President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, warns of the rise of major tech companies such as Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon.
Tusk compares its influence with the power of China.
“In the East, we see the rise of those who can control the behaviour of everyone,
in the West we see the rise of an uncontrolled, spontaneous empire,” Tusk stated at a meeting in Warsaw.
“Our children depend on the internet and will be more dependent on it every day,” he added.
The European Union is a global leader in the fight to subject tech companies to rules,
both in the fields of social media and competition law.
Last May, the European Commission forced a mega fine of 1.26 billion pounds on Google for abuse of power.
That was the third time that Google received such a penalty from the European Commission.