Banning these tech giants from buying any more companies would prevent them from entrenching their monopoly position – and help protect our freedom

On Tuesday, Senator John Kennedy of Louisiana told the general counsels of Facebook and Google: “your power sometimes scares me.” The problem, Kennedy said, is that the corporations know too much about us, and too little about themselves.

Kennedy illustrated his fears with two rhetorical questions. “If the CEO came to you … and said I want to know everything we can find out about Senator Graham … You could do that, couldn’t you?” On the other hand, Kennedy said: “You don’t have the ability to know who every one of [your] advertisers is, do you?”

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