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Facebook Working Behind the Scenes, Aiding Rise of Powerful Tech Lobby ‘American Edge’

Posted on 12 May 2020

As U.S. lawmakers close in on Big Tech with antitrust investigations, Facebook is striking back by aiding the launch of a powerful tech lobby. “Facebook is working behind the scenes to help launch a new political advocacy group that would combat U.S. lawmakers and regulators trying to rein in the tech industry,” The Washington Post wrote in its May 12 coverage. This advocacy group, called American Edge, reportedly will use “a barrage of advertising and other political spending to convince policymakers that Silicon Valley is essential to the U.S. economy and the future of...