Facebook to allow some political donations again - report

Friday, 28. May 2021 06:07

Facebook Inc. will again allow donations to United States political candidates with the members of Congress who against affirming President Joe Biden's election win excluded, according to a BuzzFeed News report.

The funding for political campaigns was halted in the aftermath of the January riots after some Republicans stood in support of the former president when he was accused of inciting his supporters to breach the Capitol building while Congress in session in an effort to stop lawmakers from certifying election results.

"While a contribution to a candidate for office does not mean that we agree with every policy or position that a candidate may espouse, we believe this decision is appropriate given the unprecedented events in January," Facebook Public Policy Director Brian Rice reportedly wrote in a message to employees.

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