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[–] RoundWheel 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Google literally is government. So is Facebook.

[–] bulrush 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

The problem isn't that one giant company (Google) did this. It's that many giant companies, including social media, are doing this in collusion: Facebook, Twitter, Google, Youtube, Patreon, Reddit, Imgur, Apple, Itunes, Vimeo, Spotify, and many more companies. This may be illegal due to racketeering laws. Details here.

It's similar to how the telephone companies colluded to raise fees in the 1980s, and then got busted up by the US gov't.