#DSA, ex ante rules: Google, Apple and Facebook's individual contributions to the Digital Services Act roadmap consultation highlight different strategies, positions and tone within what we call Big Tech. Mini thread.
1 - Facebook - The social media giant challenges the very issues the Commission is trying to solve, arguing “the problem definition is based on assumptions that need deeper analysis and nuance.” https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/better-regulation/have-your-say/initiatives/12418-Digital-Services-Act-package-ex-ante-regulatory-instrument-of-very-large-online-platforms-acting-as-gatekeepers/F535672 …
2 - Google - The search giant suggests to adapt current tools (including targeted use of interim measures and intervention against specific, harmful forms of self-preferencing) rather than creating a new ex ante framework. https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/better-regulation/have-your-say/initiatives/12418-Digital-Services-Act-package-ex-ante-regulatory-instrument-of-very-large-online-platforms-acting-as-gatekeepers/F535552 …
3 - Apple - The iPhone maker tries to cast itself as different from companies “monetizing users’ data or providing advertising space” (so basically, Google and Facebook). https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/better-regulation/have-your-say/initiatives/12418-Digital-Services-Act-package-ex-ante-regulatory-instrument-of-very-large-online-platforms-acting-as-gatekeepers/F535696 …
4 - Amazon - No individual contribution was published so far.
5 - Microsoft, eBay, Oracle back ex ante rules, meaning the DSA's competition aspect will pitching tech companies against other tech companies. Voilà.
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