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Warren raised more money from Big Tech employees than other 2020 Democrats: report

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) raised more money from employees of Big Tech companies in the third quarter than some other top-polling Democrats running for president, according to Vox.

Warren received about $150,000 from employees of Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Microsoft and Alphabet between July and September, according to an analysis by Vox released Thursday.

Almost half of those individual donations came from workers at Alphabet, which operates Google and YouTube. 

That was more than Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who collected slightly less than $130,000, and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg, who collected more than $105,000.

Businessman Andrew Yang and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) raised almost $90,000 and more than $70,000, respectively, while former Vice President Joe Biden raised just over $30,000, according to Vox.

Warren's fundraising from individual donors within technology companies comes even as she has pushed to break up top firms in the sector including Facebook, Google and Amazon, though other 2020 Democrats have also been critical of the sector.

"Elizabeth will break up big tech. They have bulldozed competition, used our private information for profit, and tilted the playing field against everyone else," Warren's campaign told The Hill. 

 

Updated at 7:05 p.m.

 

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