EU bureaucrats hit Apple, Meta and other tech “gatekeepers” with new bribe demand pretexts

Source: France 24 [French state media]

“The European Union on Wednesday unveiled the list of digital giants — including Apple, Facebook owner Meta and TikTok parent ByteDance — that will face tough new curbs on how they do business. Brussels is working through a dense legislative agenda to build tougher regulation of big tech, arguing it needs to protect European consumers online and to encourage competition in an industry dominated by US giants. The latest announcement is a milestone in the application of the Digital Markets Act (DMA), which will force the largest firms to change their ways under a checklist of dos and don’ts and, regulators hope, create a [more lucrative environment for demanding bribes disguised as fines/settlements].” (09/06/23)