Weekly Summaries

19th of October – 25th of October

U.S. Justice Department files lawsuit against Google

The anti-trust lawsuit against Google, which was filed by the U.S. Justice Department this past week, has become known to be the most confrontational motion against a tech giant in decades. Google was accused of illegally maintaining its monopoly in the search sector. 

Nigerian security forces open fire

During the night of Tuesday the 20th of October, the Nigerian security forces opened fire against the participants of a demonstration against police brutality from the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in Lagos. At least 12 people were killed. Furthermore, tear gas was also used against protestors in Abuja. 

Elections in New Zealand

Jacinda Ardern was elected prime minister with her Labour Party for the second time in row last week. Since then, people have called her “New Zealand’s most popular prime minister in generations.”

Other news: first official visit of the U.A.E. to Israel after the countries agreed to normalize their relations earlier on in the year

Weekly Summaries

27th of July – 2nd of August

Chief Executives appear before Congress

Last year, Cicilline, the chairman of the antitrust panel, opened a congressional investigation of Google, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon. This Wednesday the executives of these tech giants were questioned for almost 6 hours about the strategies their respective company used to get to their supreme position of dominance over the technology market. All chief executives denied the claims of harming the economy, oppressing competitors, and purposefully limiting the choices consumers have.