Federal Election Commission records show that executives at social media giants Facebook and Twitter donated thousands to the campaign of former Vice President Joe Biden but not a single penny to the Trump campaign.
From Fox News:
A Fox News review of FEC records shows that top executives at the social media companies made large donations to the Biden campaign, including several who gave the legal maximum of $2,800.
Fox News identified zero Facebook or Twitter executives who donated to Trump’s campaign.
The Fox News review of FEC records showed that Facebook vice president of public policy Erin Egan, Facebook chief revenue officer David Fischer, and Facebook chief financial officer David Wehner all donated the legal maximum to Biden at some point during his campaign. Egan gave the maximum to both the Biden campaign during the general election and Democratic primaries, while Fischer gave the maximum to Biden during the primaries and an additional $750 to his general election bid.
Additionally, Facebook vice presidents Gene Alston, Michael Verdu, Shahriar Rabii, T.S. Khurana, and Instagram chief operating officer Marne Levine all gave the maximum donation to Biden at some point during the campaign.
Twitter executives to give the maximum donation to Biden included senior director Ryan Oliver and senior director of product management James Kelm, the latter of whom gave a max contribution to both Biden’s primary and general election campaigns.
Fox News continued:
The social media companies have come under fire from Republicans on Capitol Hill and conservatives for suppressing the circulation of reports in October related to Hunter Biden’s business dealings.
Twitter, just weeks before Election Day, prevented users from sharing a link to a New York Post report about emails shedding light on Hunter Biden’s foreign business dealings. Facebook similarly took measures to limit the article’s spread on its platform. The emails contradicted Hunter’s father Joe Biden’s past comments claiming he had no knowledge of his son’s business activities.
The bias at social media companies eventually led to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey being forced to testify before the Senate. Once there, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz grilled Dorsey on his company’s content moderation policies.
“Except your policies are applied in a partisan and selective manner,” Cruz told Dorsey. “You claim it was hacked materials, and yet you didn’t block the distribution of “The New York Times” story that alleged to talk about President Trump’s tax returns, even though a federal statute makes it a crime to distribute someone’s tax returns without their consent. You didn’t block any of that discussion, did you?”