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“A company with such a terrifying influence on so many people, their deepest thoughts, feelings and behaviors needs real supervision,” said Haugen during her testimony. “These systems will continue to exist and be dangerous even if they are destroyed.”

Step in: But Cicilline and Buck – who led a 19-month investigation into online market competition that focused on Facebook acquisitions and behavior toward rivals – have argued that their disclosures are yet another sign of antitrust laws of the country need to be updated.

“In the absence of competition or accountability, Facebook and other unregulated technology monopolies have no incentive to change, making the Internet less secure and less secure,” Buck and Cicilline wrote in a joint comment after testifying before Congress.

The House of Representatives Judiciary Committee tabled a package of antitrust laws earlier this year designed to make it easier for the government to curb the power of tech giants. The package would make it easier for companies to liquidate, prevent them from discriminating against competitors and make it easier for consumers to take their data with them when switching to other services.

A bipartisan group of senators this week introduced a companion to one of the House of Representatives antitrust laws that focus on discrimination.

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