The idea of how to monitor the growing power of big tech companies has long being discussed across ruling political parties in the world. These big tech companies have complete dominance in their respective sectors- Facebook is social media space, Google for internet search and Twitter for influencing political ideas.
But have you ever wondered how much of power you have given to these players? With today’s internet generation and with these big tech companies dominance in the technology market, they hold a massive power to shape our society.
In 2018, when questioned by the US Congress over privacy being shared, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg had responded saying he wouldn’t choose to disclose about his private life.
Facebook is touted to be the largest social media giant, with more than 2.47 million daily active users, which is just 1 million less than the US population. It has 3.14 million monthly active users. Its business values at $780 billion, operating its business around WhatsApp, Instagram, Oculus and messenger.
Most people use Facebook products than the combined population of North and South America, and Europe. In 2017, data of at least 87 million users were traced without their consent and then used for political advertising.
What about other social media giants? Google too has gigantic user information when it comes to a person’s private information-ranging from a basic of where a person goes to what and whom he is with.
India’s 2019 research has revealed that the undecided voters would easily be swayed towards a particular political leader, based on their ranking in the google search.
The internet giant definitely has greater tracing powers than any government. Ranging from tracing arms trade to censorship.
Micro–blogging app Twitter is another powerful internet space to shape people’s taught and action.
These three giants jointly dominant the tech world.