Facebook to resume political donations, but not for the GOP who voted against the certification of the elections
Facebook will resume political giving after more than a four-month hiatus but will maintain the ban on members of Congress who voted against certification of election results following the insurgency on Capitol Hill, according to a spokesperson for Facebook.
Facebook’s director of public policy Brian Rice told employees in an internal message on Thursday that he has decided to resume most political contributions.
“As a result of our review, the FBPAC board of directors decided to resume contributions, but not to members of Congress who voted against the certification of the 2020 elections following the events on Capitol Hill on January 6” Rice said in an internal memo, first reported by BuzzFeed News. “While a contribution to a candidate for office does not mean that we agree with every policy or position a candidate may take, we believe this decision is appropriate given the unprecedented events of January. “
The social media giant in January was among companies that suspended political spending after the deadly riot on Capitol Hill. At the time, the company said it was suspending contributions as it revised its policies.
Policy update means the Silicon Valley giant will not donate to the 8 Senators and 139 House Members who voted against certification of election results to confirm President BidenJoe BidenFederal class action lawsuit filed for treatment of Haitian migrants Staff member who has been in contact with Biden tests positive for COVID-19 Overnight Defense & National Security – New rules attempt to tackle extremism in the ranks MOREit is victory.
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Five of the other Republicans who joined the pledge would not be eligible for Facebook donations under the new policy because they challenged the certification of votes.
Google and Amazon previously announced policies to suspend donations to lawmakers who voted against certification of election results.