How Big Tech Companies Are Flooding DC With Cash
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FEATURING ROBERT WEISSMAN – President Donald Trump on Tuesday unleashed a series of tweets aimed at Google and its CEO Sundar Pichai accusing his company of suppressing information in a politically biased way and citing the words of conservative figures.
The nation’s biggest tech companies, Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon, have had a tenuous relationship with the 45th President.
Now, a new report shows that they are not taking any chances that lawmakers will regulate them, flooding Capitol Hill with donations and lobbyists.
Robert Weissman, a public interest advocate and activist and the President of Public Citizen.
*This segment was originally broadcast on August 6, 2019.