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SILICON VALLEY, CA- If you need another reason why the big tech companies need to be prosecuted under RICO statutes, have their Section 230 protections gutted, or broken up under federal anti-trust laws this is it.
While Democrats acted like they were concerned about foreign interference in the 2020 elections from Russia, it was big tech and probably the Chinese who in fact interfered and it was for the benefit of Joe Biden and the Democrats.
The New York Post is reporting that executives from at least two of the big tech social media giants, Facebook and Twitter, directed hundreds of thousands of dollars to fund the Biden campaign, while using their platforms to scuttle information about Hunter Biden’s overseas business dealings, which sources indicated his father, Joe Biden was aware of if not also involved.
In fact, the New York Post was specifically targeted by Twitter, with the platform deleting the New York Post’s account after they reported about Hunter Biden’s laptop being abandoned at a computer repair shop in Delaware, and then salacious information being released about its contents.
The Post story was also throttled by Facebook, Google and other social media sites.
According to Federal Election Commission records, Facebook’s vice president of public policy and chief privacy officer, Erin Egan, donated nearly $100,000 to Democrats and Biden in the last weeks of the presidential contest, the Post reported.
The records indicated that Egan donated $2,800, the maximum contribution to Biden’s White House campaign on Sept. 8 and Oct. 1, then came up with an additional $55,000 for the Biden Victory Fund and an additional $35,500 for the Democratic National Committee.
Biden’s website indicated that the Biden Victory Fund is a joint fundraising effort between the Biden campaign, the Democratic National Committee, and 47 state parties with the goal of defeating President Trump.
According to Fox News, they were unable to find any executives from either Facebook or Twitter who made campaign donations to President Trump.
Fox reported that the chief revenue officer of Facebook, David Fischer, donated $2,800 to Biden on April 22, according to FEC records.
Fox also said that Facebook vice presidents Gene Alston, Michael Verdu, Shahriar Rabii and T.T. Khurana also donated the legal maximum of $2,800 to the Biden campaign during the 2020 election cycle. In addition, Instagram’s chief operating officer, Marne Levine, also donated the maximum amount to Biden.
Switching over to Twitter, vice president Matt Derella made a $2,000 donation to Biden’s campaign in September.
Fox News also reported that dozens of employees at both companies who had either “manager” or “director” in their job titles had donated at least $1,000 to Biden’s election efforts.
For example, Twitter’s senior director, Ryan Oliver, donated $2,800 to Biden in March; senior director of product management James Kelm also donated $2,800 to Biden during the primary season, and another $2,800 to his general election fund, FEC records showed.
Back at Facebook, Steve Satterfield, the public policy director, Michael Matthews, another public policy director, product manager Brett Keintz and Facebook director Ibrahim Obuyucu each donated $2,800 to Biden.
Fox News said that only two Facebook employees with either “manager” or “director” in their title donated to President Trump’s campaign, neither contributing more than $300. Zero…zip…zilch Twitter employees with those titles donated to the Trump campaign, according to the FEC records reviewed.
A spokesman for Twitter, Trenton Kennedy alleged to Fox News that the company “has stated many times—that we enforce the Twitter rules judiciously and impartially for everyone on our service.” Fox didn’t note if Kennedy added “LOL” after that reply.
“Political ideology—especially that of our employees—plays no part in this process,” Kennedy said.
Facebook didn’t respond to a request for comment from Fox.
According to a Biden campaign aide, “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.”
Biden’s campaign claimed he has been critical of Facebook and referred to instances where Biden has urged the company to more carefully police misinformation. Of course, the definition of “disinformation” depends upon how that is defined. Look no further than Facebook and Twitter tagging posts which question the veracity of the election as “misinformation” to realize that the platforms have an agenda and leftward tilt.
The Trump campaign fired back when the information was revealed.
“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,” said Trump campaign communications director in an interview on Fox News Monday.
“So, it should surprise no one that they have also showered money on him.”
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Indeed, both outlets throttled reports which came out mere weeks before the election, when the Post reported on Hunter Biden’s shady business deals in both Ukraine and China.
After Twitter blocked users from sharing the Post’s story, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey was forced to apologize, calling the decision to delete the Post’s account and throttling the story “unacceptable.”
The president has been targeting the social media companies, especially trying to eliminate their Section 230 liability protections under the Communications Decency Act.
That section gives legal protection to these companies for content on their sites, claiming that they are only a “facilitator” of information and not a publisher.
However, some elected officials have claimed that due to their censorship of conservatives on their platforms, and their biased “fact-checking,” they are more along the lines of publishers and not facilitators.
Back in October, media watchdog group Media Research Center found that employees of those two companies had sent more than 90% of political donations to Democrats, which employees contributing millions in individual donation and PAC donations, the group said.
Besides throttling content of conservatives, Twitter has also suspended accounts of multiple prominent Republicans, specifically over the New York Post reports, which included White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany, as well as the president’s official campaign website.
Twitter claimed the article published by the Post violated it’s so-called “hacked materials policy” however earlier this year, when a reporter from the New York Times published President Trump’s tax returns, a clear violation of the law, Twitter left the posts up.
They also left up unsubstantiated claims about alleged derogatory remarks attributed to President Trump about World War I veterans, which were widely debunked by witnesses. The claims were from “unnamed sources.”
Both Dorsey and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg have testified before Senate committees, where they were crucified by senators such as Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Josh Hawley (R-MO).
“Of course, Silicon Valley billionaires donated to Joe Biden. But their political bias doesn’t’ end at their checkbooks,” a spokesman for Sen. Cruz. Told Fox News.
“By censoring President Trump and news organizations, Big Tech stacked the deck for the Democrat Party and against the American people.”
The spokesperson continued: “Sen Cruz has long warned that Big Tech censorship is the single greatest threat to democracy and will continue working with his colleagues to hold Big Tech accountable.”
There is absolutely no shot of these big tech tyrants being broken up under any kind of Democratic control of Congress. Those are their home boys, after all.
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