Big Tech staffers gave nearly $5M to Biden, less than $250G to Trump: report
Silicon Valley honchos have “overwhelmingly” contributed to Democratic nominee Joe Biden, as the tech industry largely hopes President Trump is defeated on Election Day, according to a review of campaign finance data by WIRED magazine.
“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.”
Conservatives and Trump supporters have long accused many tech companies of liberal bias and WIRED’s analysis found that “95 percent of contributions by employees of six big tech firms” have gone to Biden.
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“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.
“The people who gave this money to Biden are also the ones making decisions on content and who gets silenced or censored.”
“This is entirely the point that journalists refuse to get. Silicon Valley is dominated by the left from top to bottom. The people who gave this money to Biden are also the ones making decisions on content and who gets silenced or censored,” Gainor told Fox News.
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