The impact of all that money is immediately visible in the talks. It is the commercial companies that most often sit at the table with the legislative authorities in Europe. Ironically, three quarters of the European Commission's discussions about the new rules to restrict the power of platforms have been with industry lobbyists. Only one in five times does the European Commission sit at the table with an organization that stands up for a public interest. What does not emerge from the research, but what we do suspect, is that the conversations of the commercial companies often take place earlier and, moreover, with the more powerful people.