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Rapper and fashion designer Kanye West is set to purchase social media site Parler, according to the platform. The Nashville-based social media company has become popular with conservatives in the United States and promotes itself as being committed to free speech.
European Union regulators have been urged by 43 European companies to deploy new tech firm rules to make sure that Google allows for more competition for its search function. Google was fined €2.4 billion by the European Commission several years ago and was ordered to stop favouring its own shopping service over competitors.
The Alphabet Workers Union (AWU) has filed several complaints with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) alleging that contractors at Google were fired for union activity and ties.
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a challenge relating to the Section 230 provision in the 1996 Communications Decency Act that grants comprehensive legal protection to social media firms around user-generated content. Section 230 was created before the rise of social media firms and was intended to protect freedom of speech.
A group of more than a dozen European telecoms firms, including Orange, Telefonica, BT, and Deutsche Telekom, have renewed their calls to make Big Tech pay for a share of network costs. CEOs from these companies joined forces to release a joint statement calling for more investment from tech firms.