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Warren's Campaigns Collected Thousands from Tech Workers

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By    |   Tuesday, 12 March 2019 09:19 AM EDT

Sen. Elizabeth Warren has said she wants to break up several of the tech industry's largest players, but over the years, she's accepted thousands of dollars from many of their employees, a new report says.

Facebook Chief Operation Officer Sheryl Sandberg, who donated $2,700 to the Massachusetts Democrat and 2020 presidential candidate, was the most prominent name among the donors, reports Politico.

She also accepted at least $90,000 in donations from Amazon, Google, and Facebook employees between 2011 and 2018, reports Politico, with those donations representing people who had given $200 or more.

Warren says Google, Amazon, and Apple use their platforms to lock out smaller players. She also said she'll seek the deregulation of Facebook, which has acquired smaller companies such as WhatsApp and Instagram.

The Warren campaign would not say Monday if she'll continue accepting money from tech employees, but Warren spokeswoman Kristen Orthman told Politico that with her plan to break up tech companies, "clearly, she's not influenced by their money."

On Sunday, Warren would not tell CBS' "Face the Nation" if she's banning tech executives or employees from giving to her campaign.

Her tech critics, though, say her argument for deregulation is flawed, and she will have to show that consumers are being harmed before she can justify her antitrust action.

Meanwhile, one of her main 2020 competitors, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., accepted hundreds of thousands from tech employees during his 2016 presidential race, including $361,000 from employees of Google’s parent company, Alphabet; $170,000 from Microsoft employees; $132,000 from Apple employees; and $106,000 from Amazon employees.

Sandy Fitzgerald

Sandy Fitzgerald has more than three decades in journalism and serves as a general assignment writer for Newsmax covering news, media, and politics. 

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Sen. Elizabeth Warran has said she wants to break up several of the tech industry's largest players, but over the years, she's accepted thousands of dollars from many of their employees, a new report says.
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