Internet companies have become integral parts of people’s lives, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic, but China is now joining a global trend in scrutinising their market power. Photo: AFP
Internet companies have become integral parts of people’s lives, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic, but China is now joining a global trend in scrutinising their market power. Photo: AFP

Beijing tightens grip on Big Tech titans in drive for ‘healthy’ internet economy

  • New regulations in China bring tighter scrutiny of internet giants like Tencent and ByteDance, joining a global attitude shift regarding Big Tech
  • Practices like fake traffic numbers and algorithmic price discrimination are being targeted, shocking the tech industry

Topic |   China technology
Internet companies have become integral parts of people’s lives, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic, but China is now joining a global trend in scrutinising their market power. Photo: AFP
Internet companies have become integral parts of people’s lives, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic, but China is now joining a global trend in scrutinising their market power. Photo: AFP
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