Fast Company: That guy yelling during the antitrust hearing this week? Google funds him. “While questioning Google CEO Sundar Pichai, [Jim] Jordan accused Google of siding with the World Health Organization over the American people, of backing Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election, and generally stifling conservatives’ access to information online. It was a surprising stance from the congressman, given that Google gave $10,000 to his reelection campaign in 2020, and has been funding him every cycle going back to 2012, according to Federal Election Commission filings. In this hearing, the attack dog truly bit the hand that was feeding him.”
Daily Beast: Top Dem Think Tank Trashes Facebook But Still Takes Its Cash. “Officials at the Center for American Progress, the Democratic Party’s top think tank, indicated that they have no plans to stop taking money from Facebook even after an official at the think tank accused the social media giant of effectively doing the bidding of President Donald Trump.”
iWILL Radio: Like It Or Not: How Facebook Reshaped Political Campaigns In Illinois. “Facebook is facing tough questions in the wake of the 2016 presidential election. Did Russians use social media to sway the election? Why is there so much fake news? Why isn’t Facebook more transparent? Similar questions are being asked here in Illinois, where Facebook has already reshaped political campaigns by offering candidates a cheap way to get their message out. Facebook has also significantly increased its campaign contributions to Illinois lawmakers in 2017, doling out $92,000 to dozens of lawmakers on both sides of the aisle—almost all of it within the last two months.” Interesting read.