Facebook, Microsoft, AT&T and Google have all announced that they will pause some political contributions after the deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol last week, as reported by for the first time Axios.
“After the horrific violence in DC last week, we are pausing all of our PAC posts for at least the current quarter while we review our policies,” said Facebook spokesman Daniel Roberts The edge in a statement Monday.
Facebook’s political spending freeze will last at least until the first quarter of 2021. This freeze only affects PAC posts, not all Facebook political issues.
“We have frozen all of NetPAC’s political contributions while we review and reassess the guidelines after the extremely worrying events of last week,” said José Castañeda in a statement The edge Monday.
Microsoft is also halting its political spending “pending the impact of last week’s events”. A Microsoft spokesperson continued, “The PAC regularly …