The feckless European Union apparently has bigger balls than the United States. Unlike out losers in Washington, D.C., the EU is cracking down on big tech companies, and their monopolistic practices.
The European Commission, the executive arm of the EU, on Tuesday presented two new pieces of legislation that will affect how Big Tech operates. The region has long had concerns about how powerful some companies have become, and how this is a problem for smaller firms looking to compete in the European market.
One of the potential changes is putting an end to self-preferencing — when, for instance, app search results in an Apple product display options developed by the tech giant. The idea is to give smaller app developers the same chance of being found and chosen by consumers.
A few years ago, I would have taken the libertarian position, and shied away from government dabbling in Big Tech. Considering how Google, Facebook, and Twitter continually blocked, banned, or suspended conservatives throughout 2020, I am wholeheartedly embracing these companies’ censure.
I guess that’s not the “conservative thing to do,” but we’re playing by the new rules. Big Tech helped Joe Biden steal this election, so I am absolutely fine with their dissolution.
Other practical changes include: companies like Apple and Google will have to allow users to uninstall apps that have originally come with their devices, and performance metrics will also have to be shared for free with advertisers and publishers.
This may be the best part of this legislation, since it is nearly impossible to delete Google Chrome or Google Mail from Android phones. It’s the reason I changed to Samsung.
The leftist overlords at Google are now using their Street View vehicles to monitor pollution, and they plan to share their results with the elite political class. It’s high time this monopoly is fragmented.
Google’s Street View cars — the global cruisers that collect data for more accurate maps — now have a new mission, and it’s one that’s sure to make the Green groups cheer. The tech company’s bolstering its fleet with updated pollution-recording devices from the San Francisco company, Aclima, to patrol streets in Europe and in the United States, and monitor fluctuating levels of air quality.
And all those findings will no doubt soon find their ways into the welcoming regulatory arms of environmentally conscious (read: leftist-leaning) politicians.
In turn, said leftist politicians will find new and exciting ways to tax us into oblivion, while rewarding Google with tasty government contracts. F**k them and the self-driving cars they rode in on.
Google, a despicably lefist corporation whose motto is “Don’t Be Evil,” added the ideology of “Nazism” to the California Republican Party’s knowledge panel.
Less than a week before the California primary, Google listed “Nazism” as the ideology of the California Republican Party.
In the “knowledge panel” that provides easy access to information next to search results, Google was showing “Nazism” as an “ideology” of the party as of Thursday morning. The word “Nazism” was hyperlinked to a secondary page that shows “Nazism” alongside other “ideologies” of California Republicans like “Conservatism,” “Market liberalism,” “Fiscal conservatism,” and “Green conservatism.”
The spokesperson stressed that the “Nazism” listing was not due to any manual change by any Google employee and that the company does not manipulate search results to favor any political ideology over another.
Bullshit. This was an intentional addition by one of Google’s leftist drones.
To take a page from the NFLs and Samantha Bees of the world, the only way these attitudes will ever change is if we start hitting these people in the pocketbook. Until then, they will continue to slander everyday Americans for their alleged wrongthink.