Facebook’s lobbying tab in the second quarter was a healthy $1.06 million, according to disclosure forms filed with the U.S. Senate Sunday night. While strong, the second-quarter figures were off the blistering pace set by the social network in the first quarter of the year, $2.45 million, which put the company ahead of its Silicon Valley rivals.
The launch plan for the political advocacy group being led by Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg encountered a few issues, as Joe Green, the plan’s author and a roommate of Zuckerberg at Harvard University, confirmed to Politico that it contained several inaccuracies.
With 2012 drawing to a close, Wednesday was year in review time at Facebook, as the social network released its 2012 Year in Review, as well as instructions for its users to create their own year in review posts.
Facebook filed its first quarter lobbying reports with the U.S. Senate today and the numbers indicate that the social site is on pace for another record year, spending $650,000 so far in 2012.
Facebook is one of 100 companies supporting the bipartisan Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, which tackles bad-guy style hacking by granting access to private data to the government, private security agencies and even other companies.
Can you kill something if it’s already dead? We got an email yesterday afternoon about a Facebook application called Kill SOPA when it was already moot .
Facebook elected not to go dark to protest the Stop Online Piracy Act, but the company’s Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg posted a status update about SOPA, garnering 7,182 likes as of this posting.
Facebook’s strong opposition to the Stop Online Piracy Act isn’t stopping lawmakers from charging ahead with it.
We highly doubt this particular rumor would ever come true, but the blogosphere and Twitterverse are chattering that Facebook could pull the plug in protest over the Stop Online Piracy Act pending in the U.S. Congress.
Facebook and seven major online companies have endorsed an alternative online piracy bill that they believe would keep the Internet open and foster innovation.