Facebook, Amazon Spent Record Amounts On Lobbying In 2020
On Thursday, the Big Tech companies released their lobbying spending numbers for the fourth quarter of 2020, revealing Facebook and Amazon spent record-breaking amounts.
Facebook spent the most on lobbying at nearly $19.7 million for the full year of 2020, which is a 17.8 percent increase from the year before. Amazon came in second at $17.9 million, followed by Google, Microsoft and Apple.
Google spent $7.5 million, which is a sharp decrease from $11.8 million in 2019.
Furthermore, tech giant Microsoft’s lobbying totaled $9.4 million in the year 2020 compared to $10.2 million in 2019. Apple’s spending also decreased slightly, for a total of $6.7 million in 2020, but $7.4 million in 2019.
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