Is the age of Facebook coming to an end?
In COMMUNITY FEED
Oct 11, 2021
They spent a total of $19.68 million on lobbying in 2020. List below is the lobbying firms that they worked with last year. Facebook, Inc - $15.42 Million* (*This is what they spent on internal employees required to register as lobbyists) Salt Point Strategies - $480,000 FS Vector - $250,000 Harbinger Strategies - $240,000 Capitol Tax Partners - $240,000 Steptoe & Johnson - $240,000 Sternhell Group - $240,000 Peck Madigan Jones - $240,000 Subject Matter - $240,000 theGROUP DC - $240,000 Baker & Hostetler - $200,000 Elevate Government Affairs - $200,000 Blue Mountain Strategies - $180,000 Telemedia Policy Corp - $180,000 Off Hill Strategies - $167,500 Stewart Strategies & Solutions - $160,000 Ogilvy Government Relations - $120,000 OB-C Group - $120,000 Ice Miller Strategies - $120,000 Lugar Hellmann Group - $90,000 Hollier & Assoc - $90,000 Mason Street Consulting - $80,000 Bryan, Cave et al - $40,000 David Wade/GreenLight Strategies - $30,000 Alpine Group - $30,000 RMP Strategies - $25,000 Hilltop Advocacy - $20,000 How much do they give to specific politicians? $7.97 million total, breakdowns on where it went are available here Facebooks PAC raised $564K and donated $352K to federal candidates Source for all this data is the awesome OpenSecrets.org Edit: Added the $15.42 million spent on lobbyists that work directly for Facebook. Also, worth noting, this is only the numbers for people that are required to REGISTER as lobbyists (and there are several of loopholes on that). Likely tons of internal employees that support FB's lobbying efforts that are not included in these numbers m
Police Brutality or Justified Use of Force?
In FILMING THE POLICE
Jun 18, 2021
IMO this is insane. I think it always depends on what led to this situation. It’s always hard to tell from a 30 second clip. But as far as I can tell, and I’ve seen a longer version of this video, they asked him to take off his bag. Maybe it’s possible that he was reaching for a weapon but after asking him to take his bag off, this was what they should have expected. They could have shouted at him to stop at least before tasting him.