Big Tech companies in the area of communications and social media play an ever increasing role in our lives. They have the ability to store, analyze or sell almost every bit of digital communication metadata and while making huge profits with advertising or information routing based on users and customer behavior or political affiliation.
Big Tech companies can sell or exchange this information voluntarily or involuntarily with governments or tech tyrants. In this way they have an advantage over small competitors and a leverage on politics or social agenda. While doing so and leveraging this information, they may takeover potential competitors or be involved in antitrust activities.