Power and Big Tech 2017

Policymakers and the Silicon Valley giants are engaged in a battle over freedom and regulation. Who takes responsibility for misuse of social media? Are we recklessly giving away our personal data? Catch up on the year’s comment and analysis

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The record fine levied on the tech giant by the EU reflects anxiety about the pervasive influence of Silicon Valley

Our global business columnist on power, money and the Silicon Valley bubble

There is no Silicon Valley comparison to the dominance of Alibaba and Tencent

Democrats should be wary of assuming voters share their anxieties about Big Tech

The complexity and convenience of the internet means it escapes lawmakers’ attention

The promise of an internet under the benign oversight of innovators was never achievable

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Russian fake Facebook ads reach 150m

Tencent and Alibaba seen as crucial to economic reform but face close scrutiny

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Moscow’s weaponisation of the social network to influence last year’s US election raises grave questions

This ‘lost generation’ has handed over information casually in exchange for services