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No shady lobbying in the European institutions by Big Tech

As Big Tech’s market power grew, so did its political clout. Now, as the EU tries to rein in the most problematic aspects of Big Tech – from disinformation, targeted advertising to unfair competition practices – the digital giants are lobbying hard in an often opaque and misleading manner.  

We do not tolerate shady lobbying in the European institutions.

Have you ever witnessed or experienced shady lobbying, such as:

  • A lobbyist not disclosing their employer or client when contacting you;
  • Social media messages where it was unclear you were in touch with a lobbyist;
  • Online targeted advertisements on your personal social media to influence you;
  • A lobbyist claiming to be working for an SME umbrella organisation, but instead working for Big Tech?

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(Renew Europe)

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(The Left)

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