Forget about big tech censorship and election interference: Employees of big tech companies like Google, Facebook, Apple, others, are now donating millions of dollars to elect Joe Biden and defeat Trump
As we wrote last month, on September 1, 2020, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan donated $250 million to the Center for Tech and Civic Life to influence the outcome of the elections in four battleground states of MI, MN, PA, and WI.
Big tech companies are no longer hiding their support for former Vice President Joe Biden. Now, they are now opening their wallets to defeat President Trump and elect Joe Biden. According to a review of campaign finance data by WIRED magazine, the tech overloads “overwhelmingly” contributed to Democratic nominee Joe Biden, as the tech industry largely hopes President Trump is defeated on Election Day.
According to the report, employees of big tech companies gave nearly $5M to Biden, less than $250,000 given to President Trump.
“WIRED found that employees at Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Microsoft and Oracle have contributed nearly 20 times as much money to Biden as to Trump since the beginning of 2019,” the technology publication reported on Tuesday in a report headlined, “Silicon Valley Opens Its Wallet for Joe Biden.”
WIRED’s analysis found that “95 percent of contributions by employees of six big tech firms” have gone to Biden.
“Employees at Alphabet are Biden’s biggest financial backers in Silicon Valley, having donated just shy of $1.8 million, more than one-third of the money raised from employees of the six companies,” WIRED’s Daniel Oberhaus wrote. “WIRED’s analysis shows that employees at these six companies are contributing substantially more to both nominees than during the 2016 election.”
Media Research Center vice president Dan Gainor, who oversees the conservative watchdog’s TechWatch initiative, says the analysis is evidence that these wildly influential companies favor Democrats.