Why "Google Tax" Became a Catchphrase

In the eyes of Europeans, Google is turning into a new evil empire, as Microsoft did before it.

Catch me if you can.

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The "Google tax" badly needs a dictionary definition. Both Spain and the U.K. recently introduced one, but the two measures are completely different. Sure, journalists use the search giant's name for click bait, but their choice also signals that in Europe Google has come to embody the evil excesses of the U.S.-dominated tech industry.

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