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Big tech spends more on lobbying than pharma, finance and chemicals firms combined: report

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The amount being spent by the tech sector on lobbying the EU is far greater than that spent by the pharma, fossil fuels and finance sectors, according to the report by Corporate Europe Observatory and Lobbycontrol.

Google is the single biggest spender, at €5.75m. It is closely followed by Facebook (€5.55m) and Microsoft (€5.25m).

They are among 10 companies – along with Apple, Huawei, Amazon, Intel, Qualcomm, IBM and Vodafone – that account for almost one-third of the total tech sector spend on lobbying and employ more than 140 lobbyists between them.

With a spend of more than €97m, tech is the “biggest lobby sector in the EU by spending, ahead........

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