A short story that shows why the anti-Big Tech push is doomed
Google has announced that, starting next year, the Google Chrome browser will block auto-play videos unless the user has demonstrated interest in the video or the video is set to mute. Sounds great, right? Everyone hates auto-play videos.
Yet this is exactly the sort of use of Big Tech market power that you’ve been warned about: Google is using its leverage as one of the main web browser players to shape the business environment to its advantage in the advertising, news reporting and video spaces, where it also has substantial interests.
Like many choices that Google and Facebook have made …read more
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