Have the four tech giants become too powerful? | Inside Story

Amazon, Apple, Google and Facebook – four companies that have changed the way we live, work, shop, and stay in touch with our friends and family.
But the four American tech giants have long been accused of abusing their power to drive out competition, and mishandling user data.
The U.S. Congress has questioned the firms’ Chief Executives as part of a year-long investigation into their business practices.
So, have the internet giants become too powerful? And is there a need for new laws to regulate them?

Presenter: Imran Khan

Guests:

Larry Irving – Former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications & Information.

Itika Sharma Punit – Editor at Quartz India.

Mark Coeckelbergh – Member, European Commission Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence.

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