France hits back at US over tax on digital giants

The Guardian (Technology & Internet) - July 11, 2019 3333

Donald Trump threatens trade war over planned levy on firms such as Amazon and Facebook

France has hit back against US plans to investigate a planned tax on big digital companies, saying it was free to decide how it applies taxes as a sovereign country.

On Wednesday Donald Trump ordered an investigation into the French tax, a probe that could lead to the US imposing tariffs or other trade restrictions.