The affinity between Big Tech and Democratic candidate Joe Biden and their leftist policies is well known. Now that idea has materialized, it has been proven that top executives donated thousands and thousands of dollars to the Biden campaign in the run-up to the 2020 presidential election.
Amid a scandal over the limitation imposed by large social networks on the circulation of reports detailing the illegal overseas businesses of Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden when his father was vice president, they are reporting on an investigation published by Fox News that several of the top executives on Twitter and Facebook have donated as much as they can to Joe Biden’s presidential campaign.
The research corresponds to a detailed analysis of Federal Election Commission (FEC) records, detailing the large donations.
While it is not illegal to donate money, as expected, the records do not identify a single Facebook or Twitter executive who has donated to President Donald Trump’s campaign. This proves the political bias in Silicon Valley and the prejudices with which they operate and make decisions that directly or indirectly affect everyone.
Just to give a few examples, Facebook Vice President of Public Policy Erin Egan donated $2,800, the maximum allowed by law, to the Biden campaign on Oct. 1, in addition to the $2,800 she donated to the campaign during the Democratic primary.
Facebook Vice Presidents Gene Alston, Michael Verdu, Shahriar Rabii, and TS Khurana also donated the legal maximum of $2,800 to the Biden campaign during the 2020 cycle.
Similar was the case with Facebook Chief Revenue Officer David Fischer, who donated $2,800 to Biden during the primary and an additional $750 during the presidential election, according to FEC records.
Fox’s analysis shows that virtually everyone in executive positions at Twitter and Facebook donated money to Biden, including many employees with at least $1,000.
The political bias in Big Tech is such that it allowed aberrant censorship to be carried out to the detriment of President Trump and in defense of any act of illegality committed by the Democratic candidate Biden.
Precisely in regard to these censures, the CEOs of Facebook and Twitter, Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey, respectively, testified before the Senate for being accused of deliberately omitting the New York Post’s publications about Hunter Biden’s emails.
During his testimony, Dorsey admitted to having removed nearly 300,000 tweets related to the U.S. elections and the Hunter Biden scandal, between Oct. 27 and Nov. 11. In addition, the platform labeled and/or eliminated more than 50 tweets by President Donald Trump, arguing “misinformation.”
If that were really the case, the issue would not seem to be so problematic. But the reality is that the concept of “misinformation” results in something completely biased for Silicon Valley developers, who consider any speech that has a conservative overtone, or that in any way exposes the advances of the left, to be wrong.
It seems that Democratic representatives and radical left movements have absolute freedom on the networks. As TheBL reported at the time, throughout the election campaign the advantages that Biden’s campaign enjoyed over President Trump’s were overwhelming.
President Donald Trump himself lambasted the efforts of big business to impose censorship by stating that section 230, a provision within the Communications Decency Act, should be removed “for national security purposes.”
The provision protects platforms such as Facebook and Twitter from being held responsible for the content posted by their users or third parties; and requires them to act in a neutral manner to be protected from the application of such laws.
The popular social networks have become true news publishers, making decisions about what kind of content users can publish and what is not possible.
In the face of systematic censorship, millions of conservative users in the United States are turning to an emerging social network called Parler. The CEO of the new virtual platform, John Matze, spoke to Fox News and assured that users are tired of the censorship of their Silicon Valley rivals and “want to free themselves from data manipulators.”