Jack Dorsey maxes out donations to Tulsi Gabbard presidential bid

Jack Dorsey maxes out donations to Tulsi Gabbard presidential bid
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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey donated the maximum legal amount to Rep. Tulsi GabbardTulsi GabbardNew poll catapults Buttigieg to frontrunner position in Iowa Deval Patrick: a short runway, but potential to get airborne Saagar Enjeti: Yang's plan to regulate big tech misses the mark MORE's 2020 presidential campaign. 

He gave $2,800 to the Hawaii Democrat in June, a Federal Election Commission (FEC) filing shows. 

Dorsey is also the chief executive of microblogging website Square, which he listed as his employer. 

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Dorsey also contributed $1,000 to former tech executive Andrew YangAndrew YangNew poll catapults Buttigieg to frontrunner position in Iowa Growing 2020 field underscores Democratic divide Saagar Enjeti: Yang's plan to regulate big tech misses the mark MORE in March, according to an FEC filing

A Twitter spokesman declined to comment, saying the company does not comment on personal giving. 

The Hill has also reached out to the Gabbard campaign and Square for comment. 

Dorsey's contribution comes at a time when big tech faces scrutiny from both sides of the aisle. Candidates including Sens. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenBiden says he won't legalize marijuana because it may be a 'gateway drug' Democrats seize on report of FedEx's Elizabeth Warren tax bill to slam Trump's tax plan Warren 'fully committed' to 'Medicare for All' MORE (D-Mass.) and Bernie SandersBernie SandersBiden says he won't legalize marijuana because it may be a 'gateway drug' Democrats seize on report of FedEx's Bernie Sanders tax bill to slam Trump's tax plan If we want to save earth, we need to change how we eat MORE (I-Vt.) are among those who have called for the break up of major technology companies such as Facebook.

Politico reported that Gabbard is among those who have advocated Facebook's breakup.  

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump reversed course on flavored e-cigarette ban over fear of job losses: report Trump to award National Medal of Arts to actor Jon Voight Sondland notified Trump officials of investigation push ahead of Ukraine call: report MORE and his allies, meanwhile, have accused social media giants of minimizing conservative voices. 

Gabbard is among more than two dozen people vying for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.