Twitter Gets Political By Forming A Political Action Committee

Posted Aug 12, 2013

Twitter has formed a political action committee (PAC) and has registered their first federal lobbyist.  Twitter#PAC aims to influence governmental issues like government surveillance and Internet freedom.

William Carty, the policy manager of Twitter, has registered to lobby the governor on consumer issues, foreign relations, etc., according to The Washington Post.

Twitter is now one of the many tech companies involved in influencing the government.  Microsoft’s PAC made over $1 million in political contributions in 2012, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.  Google put in $885,000 and Facebook put in $270,000 for political actions.