How much and for how long will we put up with Big Tech?
The 5 big technology companies (Microsoft, Apple, Facebook, Alphabet and Amazon), are known as Big Tech, which have a worldwide operating network supported by their broad user base, their capital, and the “use” of big data.
These companies play a decisive role in the economy, culture and most worryingly, they have the ability to influence, for better or for worse, the politics of advanced countries and of course, that of emerging countries, with the serious consequences that this meddling represents.
The term Big Tech has become bigger news now, with regard to the closure of the Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts of the President of the United States. Closure that originated, as it was known in the media, by the publications where he incited his followers to violence, after the riots presented in the US Congress, messages that according to Twitter and Facebook, violated the policies of these platforms.
It is worth checking, if the same scenario is being applied to all users of these networks and if users, opinion leaders and politicians of the world are being controlled, who, through the same platforms, polarize the peoples, they generate violence and malice among many unwary, who do not process the information that circulates on the network.
It is at this point, where we have to ask ourselves, if these companies can continue to be “loose wheels”. Companies that are characterized by being transnational, with private capital, with wide global coverage, that collect, analyze, use and sell our information and have become, by force of confinement and with the consent of all, monopolies that impose the law of the most strong and that play with the privacy of its users.
So, how much and for how long will we put up with Big Tech?