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“Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) agrees with Landry.  According to the Advocate, Kennedy said, “I agree that the Department of Justice should look at this issue. I’m a free market, private sector guy, but Facebook and Google aren’t companies. They’re countries.” During Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s hearing before the Senate, Sen. Kennedy told him, “your user agreement sucks.”

“Facebook and Google “do that by sifting our information, determining what we see and what we don’t see, they also do that by censoring information, and they nudge us in directions that they want us to go.”

“This is enormous power,” Schweizer said. “It’s the sort of power of Big Brother in ‘1984,’ and it’s the sort of power that these totalitarians from the last century would have loved and dreamed of having. They have power over the news and information that we get and the thoughts that we start to form.”