2021 will be year when the appeal and scalability of the Atma Nirbhar apps’ ecosystem is tested, especially in the social media space.

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The year 2020 also saw a global debate brewing over platforms and their content moderation practices, specifically around hate speech and the scaling up of misinformation in the wake of the US presidential elections and the Covid-19 pandemic. It is fair to say that while they tried, they came up short, especially on the elections front.

The so-called big technology companies — like Facebook and Google — closed 2020 on a rather confrontational note. Both companies were subject to multiple antitrust lawsuits by various parties. The prevailing narrative was that these two were becoming too big, and a level playing field was somewhat non-existent because of their presence.The development happening towards the end of the year ensures that big-tech regulation will end up being a hot

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