OREANDA-NEWS. The largest American companies Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Twitter and Uber spent almost $ 500 million from 2010 to 2019 lobbying for their interests in the US Congress. This was reported on Wednesday by the American newspaper.

According to her, most of the decade, Google has spent on promoting its interests. Its costs are estimated at $ 150 million. Facebook and Amazon accounted for slightly less - $ 81 million and $ 80 million, respectively, over the past ten years. The lowest costs were Twitter and Uber, which spent on these goals, on average, from $ 1 million to $ 3 million per year. The exact data on the sum of all funds spent over the past ten years is not given in the article.

"These companies, since they are so large, have tremendous economic and political influence, and they spend hundreds of millions of dollars to maintain their status quo", said one member of the US House of Representatives, who heads the antitrust investigation against large companies.

Most of the companies mentioned declined to comment on the data provided in the article. However, an Amazon spokeswoman said the company is "focused on protecting what matters to our customers, employees and lawmakers".