Facebook and Twitter employees give over 90% of their political donations to Democrats

by Joel Abbott · Oct 16th, 2020 2:29 pm

Last Updated Oct 17th, 2020 at 1:13 am

Facebook and Twitter employees overwhelmingly give to Democratic candidates, a new report detailing political donations shows.

Of a federal political donations of $200 or more made by Twitter employees, 98.99% went to Democrats – a total of $347,270. Nineteen percent of these donations, or $66,929, went specifically to Democratic nominee Joe Biden.

Facebook employees had similarly high numbers, with 91.68% of total federal donations of $200 or more going to Democrats, for a total amount of $2.4 million. Twenty-five percent of these donations went specifically to Biden, or $645,152.

The report was released by Open Secrets, a research group dedicated to tracking money in U.S. politics. Open Secrets also showed that Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey donated exclusively to Democrats in 2019.

The report comes days after Twitter blocked The New York Post from sharing a bombshell article on Hunter Biden, going as far to suspend President Trump's campaign account after it shared the piece. Facebook Communications Director Andy Stone also announced Facebook would be limiting the article. Stone previously worked in multiple roles within the Democratic Party.

🔦 Conservative figures have recently blasted both tech platforms, with several Republican senators calling on social media CEOs to testify before Congress on "election interference."


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