The British government said it will start implementing a digital services tax of 2% on April 1, affecting U.S. social media platforms, search engines and online marketplaces, as the U.S. pushes forward with negotiations on the international level to decide on a uniform global deal on digital taxes. The U.K.’s decision drew the ire of tech industry trade groups and U.S. lawmakers, who have called...
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Ban It, Divest It or Regulate It? Washington Looks for an Answer to TikTok
Hi, welcome to your Weekend!Interesting dinner table discussion this week: My 13-year-old daughter, hearing about Nancy Scola’s cover story on TikTok’s war in Washington, offered her prediction for what would happen if the U.S. took the drastic step of banning the app.“Every teenager in America would refuse to come out of their rooms,” she said. “They’d be so mad. They just wouldn’t go out...
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