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Sen. Hawley blames Big Tech lobbyists for lack of progress on privacy laws: 'They've gamed the system'


Added 11-11-19 07:29:02am EST - “Big tech companies like Google and Facebook have continually abused? user privacy, hoarded personal data, and lobbied against federal legislation to reign them in - but all of that could be changing, said Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo.?” - Foxnews.com

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Big tech companies like Google and Facebook have continually abused user privacy, hoarded personal data and lobbied against federal legislation to rein them in -- but all of that could be changing, said Sen. Josh Hawley.

Fox News spoke with Hawley, R-Mo., in a phone interview about his outspoken criticism of Big Tech and asked why Internet privacy protections are seemingly dead on arrival in Congress. He claimed Big Tech has purchased many friends in D.C. and funds various dummy groups, with the intent of stopping federal regulation at all costs.

“There is no doubt that Big Tech has bought themselves an enormous amount of support in this town, and on the hill," he said. "They have an unparalleled fleet of lobbyists and lawyers and think tanks and economists – and they deploy those in force. And they are very influential with a lot of members."

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