Recently released Federal Election Commission records have shown who Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s major donors were.
The New York Post reported that executives from at least two of the Big Tech companies, Facebook and Twitter, donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to Joe Biden’s campaign, while also using their platforms to suppress negative information about Biden and his family.
The New York Post was specifically targeted by social media platforms prior to the election. Twitter deleted the news outlet’s account after it reported on Hunter Biden’s laptop, and prevented any account from sharing the story. Facebook, Google and other social media sites also throttled the story.
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 during the last weeks of the presidential contest.
The records show that Egan donated the maximum contribution of $2,800 to Biden’s campaign on Sept. 8 and Oct. 1, then gave an additional $55,000 for the Biden Victory Fund and $35,500 for the Democratic National Committee.
According to Biden’s website, the Biden Victory Fund is a joint fundraising effort between the Biden campaign, the Democratic National Committee, and 47 state parties. The goal of the fund was to defeat President Trump.
So far, no one has been able to find any executives from either Facebook or Twitter who made campaign donations to President Trump.
Federal Election Commission records show that David Fischer, the chief revenue officer of Facebook, donated $2,800 to Biden on April 22. Facebook vice presidents Gene Alston, Michael Verdu, Shahriar Rabii and T.T. Khurana also gave the maximum contribution of $2,800 to the Biden campaign. Instagram’s chief operating officer, Marne Levine, also donated the maximum amount to Biden.
Twitter Vice President Matt Derella made a $2,000 donation to Biden’s campaign in September.
According to reporting by Fox News, 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.
Examples include Twitter’s senior director, Ryan Oliver, who gave $2,800 to Biden in March; and senior director of product management James Kelm, who donated $2,800 to Biden during the Democrat primary and another $2,800 to during the general election.
Facebook’s public policy directors Steve Satterfield and Michael Matthews, along with Facebook product manager Brett Keintz and Facebook director Ibrahim Obuyucu all donated $2,800 to Biden.
Only two Facebook employees with either “manager” or “director” in their job title donated to President Trump’s campaign, though neither contributed more than $300. No Twitter employees with those titles donated to the Trump campaign.
Trenton Kennedy, a spokesman for Twitter, claimed that the company was 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 Biden campaign aide tried to insist 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.”
Despite this, Biden’s transition team includes “eight members [who] work for Facebook, Apple, Google or Amazon,” according to Fox News.
The Trump campaign has responded to this new FEC information.
“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.