A Google-Facebook conspiracy to destroy the journalism industry

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So a lot for “Don’t be evil,” Google’s notorious slogan, in addition to related noise from Facebook: Multiple state attorneys allege the two tech giants struck a secret deal on promoting, accredited by each CEOs.

The market-rigging outlined in the swimsuit (which describes a number of different sleazy Google maneuvers) constitutes supreme conceitedness, deciding which different companies dwell or die whereas the colluders add to their energy.

The swimsuit cites proof that Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg urged CEO Mark Zuckerberg to log out on what she (a former Google advert chief) referred to as a “big deal strategically.” Meaning, after all, an opportunity for the agency to edge out rivals and reap but extra megaprofits.

A secret deal to lengthen their oligopoly is all too credible, although Google’s legal professionals insist it’s all nothing: Tech giants overtly act as overlords of our speech, at the expense of the free press whose promoting revenues they’ve appropriated. Illegal collusion to lengthen their energy is just the logical subsequent step.

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