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When Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg appeared before the European Parliament in May, he boasted that his company pays tens of thousands of moderators to scrutinize, review, and – if necessary – remove abusive Facebook posts.The idea that multinational companies like Facebook now determine what people see online is both preposterous and dangerous. In 1984, a central authority controls public discourse within a totalized system; in today's digital world, it is controlled by one company with a near-monopoly over the distribution of news online.It is little wonder that the "big five" tech firms – Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Microsoft – are all American, and that none of the world's 20 largest tech firms are European.
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