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US tech giants Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon and Microsoft -- collectively dubbed GAFAM -- have been accused of not paying enough taxes, stifling competition, stealing media content and threatening democracy by spreading fake news. Photo: Justin Tallis / AFP
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Europe’s battle to curb Big Tech

As an EU court upholds a 2.4-billion euro ($2.8-billion) anti-trust fine against Google for abusing its power over rivals in online shopping, we look at how the bloc has tried to regulate Big Tech
(FILES) In this file photo taken on August 10, 2020 a photo illustration, the Twitter account of US President Donald Trump is displayed on a mobile phone in Arlington, Virginia. - Twitter said January 8, 2021, it has permanently suspended President Donald Trump's account, citing the risk of further violence following the assault on the US Capitol by his supporters. (Photo by Olivier DOULIERY / AFP)
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Twitter’s ‘problematic’ Trump ban troubles Europe

Twitter's decision to impose a permanent ban on US President Trump's account has sparked some consternation in Europe, with German Chancellor Angela Merkel calling it "problematic"
Two high-speed trains, a German railway Deutsche Bahn ICE (L) manufactured by Siemens and a French railway SNCF TGV manufactured by Alstom pictured at the Paris Gare de l'Est station on August 11, 2011. Photo: Jacques Demarthon / AFP
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EU’s rail merger veto ignites spat over competition rules

The European Union's veto of an Alstom-Siemens rail merger has revived debate over competition regulations that some say are obsolete in the face of growing rivalry from Chinese giants.