Facebook 'likes' Republicans
October 16th, 2012
08:50 AM ET
10 years ago

Facebook 'likes' Republicans

New York (CNNMoney) - Facebook has spent $140,000 "friending" Republicans this year.

As the social media company prepares to influence policy, Facebook's political action committee has raised a sizable amount of money. It has doled out more to Republicans, $140,000, compared with $127,000 to Democrats through the end of September, according to a CNNMoney review of federal records released Monday.

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soundoff (13 Responses)
  1. Gurgyl

    Face book is a tax evader.... All for rich not for middle class America.

    October 16, 2012 08:54 am at 8:54 am |

    If there were a "dislike" button, they'll have the most of those as well. This is not news. How about we get a story about CNOOC.

    October 16, 2012 08:55 am at 8:55 am |
  3. GI Joe

    Romney has created more fake facebook accounts and Tweet accounts than anyone else. FACT.

    October 16, 2012 09:21 am at 9:21 am |
  4. John in Brooklyn

    While I think the country would benefit from REAL election reform that would prevent unlimited political spending by corporations, I do think that your headline for this story is misleadinng. While the amount that Facebook gave to Republicans slightly exceeds their donations to Democrats, the amount is certainly not so significant that it would warrent the headline "Facebook 'Likes" Republicans".

    October 16, 2012 09:44 am at 9:44 am |
  5. enuff

    Everytime I have ipened facebook, I get hit with Romney as being someone I "might" lke. I wish facebook woulld quit. I don't like having someone or something shoved down my throat.

    October 16, 2012 09:48 am at 9:48 am |
  6. rosco

    The bankruptcy filing may fuel further political debate over government financing of alternative-energy and transportation businesses. Federal grants and loans to companies including A123, Fisker and Tesla Motors Inc. have drawn scrutiny from congressional Republicans following the September 2011 bankruptcy filing of solar-panel maker Solyndra LLC two years after it received a $535 million loan guarantee from the U.S. Energy Department.

    October 16, 2012 10:01 am at 10:01 am |
  7. Thomas

    Thats why people are leaving Facebook .

    There are more personal sites that don't resemble a Golden Arches social media fast food network .

    October 16, 2012 10:06 am at 10:06 am |

    "As the social media company prepares to influence policy"
    Another reason to de-friend Facebook.

    October 16, 2012 10:22 am at 10:22 am |
  9. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    It is a corporation... I mean a person according to Romney. This is a fundamentally flawed view of things. A corporation is a thing that is essentially on paper. It may employ people to make something, but it is still a thing. People need to eat, sleep and a bunch of other things that corporations never do. Corporations are never alive.

    October 16, 2012 10:24 am at 10:24 am |
  10. Disgusted

    Facebook is overated. I'm honestly annoyed by the whole Facebook thing. Can't wait till it goes away, just like Myspace.... It will happen....

    October 16, 2012 10:35 am at 10:35 am |
  11. rs

    Hmmmm. Time to rethink that Facebook account.....

    October 16, 2012 10:36 am at 10:36 am |
  12. Marty, FL

    Sick of Facebook pushing its own agenda, no wonder its value is so low.

    October 16, 2012 10:44 am at 10:44 am |
  13. joe

    thats why i don;t use facebook. Forward

    October 16, 2012 10:51 am at 10:51 am |