Records released by the Federal Election Commission show that Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s major donors included executives and employees within at least two of the Big Tech companies: Facebook and Twitter.
The New York Post reported that executives from Facebook and Twitter donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to Joe Biden’s campaign, while also using their platforms to suppress negative information about Joe Biden and his family.
The New York Post was one of the most recent targets of social media censorship simply for reporting the news. The news outlet’s account was deleted from Twitter after reporting on the details surrounding Hunter Biden’s laptop. The entire story was banned from being shared on the platform. Facebook and Google also throttled the story.
Federal Election Commission records show that Erin Egan, Facebook’s vice president of public policy and chief privacy officer, donated nearly $100,000 to Biden and other Democrats during the last weeks of the presidential contest.
According to those records, Egan donated $2,800 (the maximum contribution) to Biden’s campaign on September 8 and October 1. She also gave $55,000 to the Biden Victory Fund, and $35,500 to the DNC.
The Biden Victory Fund is a joint fundraising effort between the DNC, the Biden campaign, and 47 state parties, with the goal of defeating President Trump.
After extensive research, the media has been unable to find any executives who donated to President Trump’s campaign from Facebook or Twitter.
Other Facebook employees who donated to Biden include:
- David Fischer, Chief Revenue Officer of Facebook: $2,800
- Facebook Vice Presidents Gene Alston, Michael Verdu, Shahriar Rabii and T.T. Khurana: $2,800 each
- Facebook-owned Instagram’s Chief Operating Officer Marne Levine: $2,800
- Facebook’s Public Policy Directors Steve Satterfield and Michael Matthews: $2,800 each
- Facebook Product Manager Brett Keintz: $2,800
- Facebook Director Ibrahim Obuyucu: $2,800
Twitter employees who donated to Biden include:
- Twitter Vice President Matt Derella: $2,000
- Twitter’s Senior Director Ryan Oliver: $2,800
- Twitter Senior Director of Product Management James Kelm: $2,800 during Democrat primary, $2,800 during the general election
Fox News reported that dozens of employees at both Facebook and Twitter who either had “manager” or “director” in their job title donated at least $1,000 to Biden.
Just two Facebook employees with either “manager” or “director” in their job title donated to the Trump campaign, but neither contributed more than $300. No Twitter employees with those titles donated to President Trump.
Twitter spokesman Trenton Kennedy insisted that Twitter is not biased, telling Fox News that the company “has stated many times—that we enforce the Twitter rules judiciously and impartially for everyone on our service.”
“Political ideology—especially that of our employees—plays no part in this process,” Kennedy added.
A campaign aide for Joe Biden claimed that “No contribution is going to change Joe Biden’s fundamental values, including his belief that corporations who abuse their power should be held to account.”
Directly contrary to this statement is the recent additions to Biden’s transition team, which now includes “eight members [who] work for Facebook, Apple, Google or Amazon,” according to Fox News.
The Trump campaign has responded to the Federal Election Commission records after they were released and reported on.
“The Silicon Valley mafia was always in the tank for Joe Biden and everyone knew it. It’s why they blocked the sharing of the Hunter Biden story, to protect their boy Joe Biden. That was election interference, plain and simple, while they also targeted President Trump and other Republicans with censorship,” Trump campaign communications director Tim Murtaugh said.
“So it should surprise no one that they have also showered money on him,” Murtaugh added.