Google's monopoly is strangling the UK digital economy
Google operates in an unregulated way and their latest move to monopolise data, destroys any semblance of a fair playing field and stifles digital innovation, whilst leaving consumers to pick up the increased costs of operation for online businesses.
Google's capital extraction through questionable taxation practice is bad enough, but their continued dominance and abuse of the digital industry has gone too far. It's time to address this and call upon the UK government and international governments too, to break up Google's monopoly on the Internet search industry and to properly regulate it.
Please sign my petition, so that we can insist that our government and governments around the world take the initiative to do the following:
- Break up Google's monopoly - turn it into a regulated industry, licence providers of search
- Make all brand searches the top result free of charge, (search 'Sainsbury" and deliver 'Sainsbury' for free)
- Force Google to dedicate half of the results to other search and advertising companies - the equivalent of guest beers in a pub
- Insist that all traffic arriving at a website from Google openly displays where it came from and what search term was used
- Declare that revenue generated in a country is reported and taxable in that country
- Force the break up of Google's ownership of Google, Chrome, YouTube, Gmail and Google+, because Google are manipulating data and insight from one company in order to monopolise its position with another
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