Issue #222
10 Jan 2021
Big tech in the news this past week, with what appears to be unprecedented coordinated action against far right - Twitter following Zuckerberg in permanently banning US President Donald Trump from Twitter, Google removing the Mercer backed Parler from Google store, Apple threatening to do the same , even Shopify de-listing Trump store from its e-commerce platform. The relationship between big tech vs big government is one to watch, a facet of a wider tension in society which also finds expression within those tech companies. Google workers unionise this past week, in what otherwise might’ve been news. Here is the link to the AWU homepage. H/T to brainfooder Tris Revill for the share in the fb group