The fact that many major tech companies are headquartered in Silicon Valley doesn’t mean they don’t have a voice in Washington as well. According to documents filed in accordance with the Lobbying Disclosure Act, companies such as #Google , #Facebook and #Amazon spend millions every year trying to legally influence D.C. lawmakers. Our first chart shows that tech heavyweights increased their lobbying efforts last year, trying to fend off the call for more regulation of the sector.
According to the latest filings, disclosed on Tuesday, Google spent a record amount of $21.2 million on lobbying last year, outspending all of its peers. As the following chart shows, all except one of the so-called GAFAM companies (Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon and Microsoft) boosted their lobbying warchest last year, as revelations about data leaks and #Russian interference with the 2016 presidential election led to increased scrutiny from D.C. lawmakers and sparked calls for tighter regulation of the powerful tech sector.
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