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Google, Amazon, and Facebook all spent record amounts last year lobbying the US government

https://www.vox.com/2019/1/23/18194328/google-amazon-facebook-lobby-record

Uncovering and explaining how our digital world is changing - and changing us. Google, Amazon, and Facebook spent record amounts to influence the US government in 2018. They poured a combined $48 million into lobbying last year - up 13 percent from 2017, according to new government disclosures.