Just ahead of the 2018 midterm elections, it has been revealed that the employees and bosses who work at some of the nation’s biggest tech companies have splurged big time on donations to left-wing Democrats.
Top workers and administrators at Google, Facebook, and Twitter have opened their wallets wide for the far left for the coming elections.
“Employees of the tech giants have given a total of $2.4 million to House and Senate candidates, according to Federal Election Commission filings. Of that, only $176,000 – less than 8 percent – went to Republicans,: Fox News reported.
By comparison, in the last midterms in 2014, Google, Facebook and Twitter workers gave a total of $838,000 to congressional candidates, according to the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics. Of that, $679,000 went to Democrats and $259,000 went to Republicans.
In July, President Trump accused Twitter of “shadow banning” prominent Republicans. “Not good,” he tweeted. He also accused Google in a series of tweets in August of playing up negative articles about him in search results.
This news will not help defeat the perception that these tech giants are hopelessly biased against conservatives. How can anyone imagine that these companies will deal fairly with conservatives with this news?
University of Arkansas political science professor Karen Sebold said it is not a surprising outcome: “It is interesting to see that employees of the tech world are giving substantially more donations to Democrats than Republicans but not shocking, given many of these employees likely reside in blue states and the nature of the industry’s employees-educated, higher income — and because many of these employees may be affected by policies that are in the news right now like immigration to education.”
Search giant Google is by far the worst of the bunch, according to the report:
Google employees have given more than their counterparts at Facebook and Twitter in terms of political contributions, $1.7 million, records show. Of that, they favored Democrats by a decisive margin. Only $117,000 went to Republicans.
The same holds true at Facebook.
Facebook employees donated nearly $549,000 to Democrats running for Congress. Only $58,000, just shy of 10 percent, went to Republicans.
Twitter employees have donated a total of $105,000 during the 2018 election cycle. None of that cash has gone to Republicans.
These are the people who claim to be the gate keepers of truth. These are the people who claim they are sober enough and unbiased enough to decide for us what should be allowed on the Internet.
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