Spanish – The Biden-Harris duo is already tuning up their pieces to enter the White House, and they will do so with not inconsiderable allies. This gives a clue as to how a mandate that -in expert opinion- to become part of globalism can be. Today the Democratic duo has the support of several major technology companies that are part of Big Tech.
Executives from companies such as Apple, Google, Twitter, Facebook, Microsoft, and Qualcomm are on the transition team or as part of the new administration, which will begin on January 20. This is not just a nod to ingratiate themselves with Biden and Harris. No. This is perceived as a tactic to strengthen ties with strategic partners.
The power that these companies have achieved is such that they are now influential players, socially and economically, in society. There are several examples. Among the most tangible are the donations made by these companies to the Inaugural Committee, as reflected on the official website of the Democratic duo.
A suspicious team
Democrat Joe Biden has reportedly hired at least 14 current or former executives from Apple, Google, Amazon, Twitter, and Facebook to join him in his new position. A Daily Caller article reports that Jessica Hertz, former head of the Facebook regulatory team, will serve as White House chief of staff.
Additionally, Emily Horne, former head of global policy communications for Twitter, will be the press director and spokesperson for the National Security Council, according to the website detailing part of Biden-Harris’ transition team.
Interestingly, Horne – before working for the social network – was director of strategic communications for the National Security Council during the presidency of Barack Obama.
The list continues with names such as David Recordon, a former Facebook developer, who will serve as director of technology for the Office of Management and Administration. While Tom Sullivan and Mark Schwartz, Amazon executives, are on the agency review teams for the State Department and the Office of Management and Budget.
Such connections are reminiscent of Peter Neffenger, Chairman of the US Board of Smartmatic, who is also part of Biden’s transition team.
Although Smartmatic is not a Big Tech like Google, it is flagged by Donald Trump’s legal team because its machines are allegedly linked to alleged fraud with the November 3 votes.
The dubious donations
Now, let’s see which companies donated money to Biden and Kamala Harris’ Inaugural Committee.
Google, Microsoft Corp., and Qualcomm are among the more than 960 organizations and individuals who donated to the President-Elect’s inauguration. They were joined by internet service providers Verizon and Comcast, multinational aircraft manufacturer Boeing, health insurance company Anthem, Inc., and others, according to Bloomberg.
The list, posted on the committee’s website, only details the state where taxpayers live, but by law, they must post the complete information within 90 days of the inauguration. This is required by the Federal Election Commission (FEC).
The scenario suggests that the purge, carried out by Big Tech since December 6, would not only have been to adhere to good rules and prevent the spread of violent messages. It could also be tied to convenience with the new White House directive.
Facebook and Google have been accumulating antitrust claims for months due to the exacerbated expansion they are seeking to apply in the digital arena, stepping on and taking over the competition. Something that they could also apply to US politics.
The intrusion of Big Tech
The influence of social networks is undeniable. The daily bombardment of information and opinions is there, within reach of a click. Today, society has become a docile prey of the “digital monsters,” version 2.0 of the mythical Hydra. A comparison that fits perfectly, considering that society, these days, depends on many aspects of what happens on the internet.
Last week, several of the aforementioned companies silenced President Donald Trump and eliminated the possibility of spreading their messages through alternative networks. For example, Google Play removed Parler, a Twitter-like network where Trump created a profile, from its catalog after being suspended from Twitter.
This is an action that took on even more offensive overtones against the US president after Reuters warned in mid-December that US Big Tech was securing high-profile roles in divisions such as the Commerce Department, the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (key to the White House budget), the State Department, and the Defense Department.
Now, Trump seeks to overcome the silence imposed through Gab, an application that allows freedom of expression and accompanies the president before his departure from Washington. However, the noise is increasing between the main applications and his cronyism with the Biden-Harris binomial.
*This article was written in collaboration with Milagros Boyer