Conservative Group Heritage Foundation Turns Down 6-Figure Donations from Big Tech

Conservative Group Heritage Foundation Turns Down 6-Figure Donations from Big Tech


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The Heritage Foundation turned down massive donations from big tech giants Google and Facebook last year in the days leading up to the 2020 election.

The outgoing conservative think tank president Kay Coles James wrote letters to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Google CEO Sundar Pichai rejecting the six-figure contributions, Axios reported.

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“I’m writing to inform you that The Heritage Foundation is returning the $150,000 donation we received from Facebook,” James wrote to Zuckerberg on Oct. 29, 2020.

“We cannot in good conscience accept money from a company that repeatedly and blatantly targets conservative speech on your platform.”

James accused Facebook of blocking traffic to its Daily Signal news site and using “supposedly unbiased third-party fact-checkers” as gatekeepers.

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