Big Tech companies and their employees continued to heavily donate to leftist candidates this election cycle. On average, firms and their employees sent Democrats 89.6 percent of their overall federal campaign contributions.
Twitter, Apple, PayPal, Alphabet and Meta and their employees contributed overwhelmingly to Democrats in the lead-up to the 2022 midterms, according to OpenSecrets.
Twitter employees gave the highest percentage of overall political contributions to Democrats, according to OpenSecrets data for "all federal candidates," with 99.8 percent of Twitter employees’ overall political contributions going to Democrat candidates during the 2022 election cycle. Company employees sent just 0.2 percent of their total political contributions in these races to Republicans.
Twitter, Apple, PayPal, Google parent company Alphabet and Meta (Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp) lopsidedly donated to Democrats this cycle – to the tune of $5,662,211 overall. The combined multi-million-dollar total of the five platforms reviewed by MRC Free Speech America was split among individual employee contributions and PAC money.
An October 2020 MRC Free Speech America report showed that Facebook and Twitter gave over 90 percent of their political contributions to Democrats during the last election cycle.
In addition to manipulating search results in favor of Democrats during the 2022 cycle, Google’s parent company Alphabet gave the most. Alphabet gave a combined $3,420,862 to Democrats during the 2022 cycle, equaling 83.43 percent of the firm’s overall political contributions. Alphabet gave a total of $679,652 (16.57 percent of overall contributions) to Republicans, according to OpenSecrets.
In total, Twitter employees donated a combined $127,729 to Democrats and just $250 to Republicans in federal races in 2022. Democrats received 98.99 percent of Twitter employee contributions in 2020, but this election cycle saw that percentage exceeded. However, the company contributed over three times more in total ($347,270) to Democrats two years ago.
Apple employees collectively contributed 92.55 percent ($1,220,626) of their overall 2022 political contributions to Democrats, and sent just 7.45 percent ($98,239) to Republicans, according to OpenSecrets. The company banned Parler from its app store after the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot in an apparent effort to silence conservative voices. Just last month, the company removed Ye’s “Essentials” playlist from iTunes.
A PayPal spokesperson told MRC Free Speech America that “PayPal has suspended all PAC contributions since 2020.” But OpenSecrets data indicate the company made $2,000 in PAC contributions during the 2022 cycle.
PayPal and its employees gave Democrat candidates 92.11 percent ($73,274) of their overall political contributions during the 2022 cycle and Republicans received 7.89 percent ($6,274), according to OpenSecrets. Meanwhile, PayPal recently issued – then backtracked on – a totalitarian plan to fine users up to $2,500 if they “promote misinformation.”
Meta’s proportion of campaign contributions given to Democrats came in close behind Alphabet’s. The Facebook parent company gave Democrats 79.96 percent of its overall contributions this election cycle ($819,720) and a scanty 20.04 percent ($205,485) to Republicans, OpenSecrets data indicate.
Facebook has a history of catering to leftist demands. Perhaps most egregiously, the platform censored New York Post reporting on the Hunter Biden laptop scandal in the lead-up to the 2020 election after an FBI tip about supposed “Russian propaganda,” as company CEO Mark Zuckerberg told podcast host Joe Rogan in August.
The Media Research Center revealed that this censorship helped Big Media and Big Tech steal the 2020 election for President Joe Biden.
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