Deja View: Big Tech's Liberal Echo Chamber

Deja View: Big Tech’s Liberal Echo Chamber


If money talks, then it's telling an interesting story about the 2020 election. Most conservatives already knew -- or maybe even experienced -- Big Tech's censorship. It's the world's worst kept secret that the CEOs of Facebook, Google, Twitter, and Amazon are hard-core liberal activists. But what about their employees? Is there more political diversity in the rank and file who fulfill your Prime orders and help spit out search results? According to the latest campaign spending reports, the answer is a resounding no.

Big Tech isn't just beholden to the Democratic Party, they are the Democratic Party. In an eye-opening new piece by Bloomberg, American workers are painting an interesting picture on politics. In the biggest bubbles of Biden support, there are some familiar names: Disney, Target, Wells Fargo, Starbucks, Nike. None of those comes as much of a surprise -- but what will surprise people is just how deeply entrenched these views are. Of Google's 6,900 employees who donated to political campaigns, a whopping 97 percent gave to Joe Biden. At Facebook, the numbers are identical: 3,300 employees donated -- and only three percent of them gave to Trump.

At Amazon, a mammoth company with -- one would assume -- a more varied workforce, the results were stunningly lopsided. Of the 10,000 employees who gave, 80 percent sent their dollars to Biden. Only teachers, professors, and university staffs came close. Of the 51,000 professors who donated, 94 percent gave to Biden. People who listed "teacher" as their profession were only slightly less overt. Eighty-four percent of the 187,000 educators who donated were Biden supporters. Even U.S. government workers funneled their money almost exclusively to the Democratic candidate, at a rate of 84 percent Biden-16 percent Trump.

If you're wondering where the president's contributions came from, try homemakers, construction workers, truckers, farmers, and police officers. "Employees tilted the most to Trump were the New York Police Department and the U.S. Marines, with almost 70 percent of employees who made contributions to one of the two presidential campaigns favoring the incumbent." In the corporate world, only one stood out: Walmart, who gave to Trump by the narrowest of margins, 52-48 percent. Even of the 9,000 professed pastors, Biden was financially competitive: 44 percent to Trump's 56 percent.

Of course, as everyone knows from this year's razor-thin results, money can't buy everything. In the House and Senate, where Democrats dumped hundreds of millions of dollars, the efforts have proven to be a big fat waste. With Republicans about to come within five seats of House control, and the Senate poised to defend its majority, the Left hasn't gotten a whole lot of return on its investment. By Election Day, liberal donors had forked over more than seven billion dollars, "doubling the spending by Republican candidates up and down the ballot." In the end, however, no amount of money could make up for the Democrats' real problem: their wildly unpopular socialistic agenda.

As for Big Tech, it was just a couple of weeks ago that senators pressed these CEOs about the political make-up of their companies. Could it be impacting how they "monitor" speech, they wondered? "I don't expect you to have taken a poll of your employees, but I just want to get kind of a sense -- because I think it's pretty obvious -- would you say that the political ideology of the employees at your company is, let's say 50/50? Conservative vs. liberal/progressive? Or do you think it's closer to 90 percent liberal, 10 percent conservative?" Senator Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.) asked.

To a man, they downplayed their leftist leanings. Only Zuckerberg admitted what most of us knew: "I don't know the exact number, but I would guess that our employee base skews Left-leaning," said the Facebook chief. Google's Sundar Pichai feigned ignorance. "Republicans, liberals, conservatives, and so on, and we have definitely made an effort to make sure people of all viewpoints are welcome." Twitter's Jack Dorsey also played dumb. "I don't know the makeup of our employees, because it's not something we ask or focus on." Well, now we know. Conservative beliefs aren't just unwelcomed on their platforms, but it appears to be the same in their offices too.