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Facebook Joins ALEC Exodus

facebookFacebook looks to be the latest company to dump lobbying group American Legislative Exchange Council over its stance on climate change, according to media reports.

On Monday, Google chairman Eric Schmidt said on a radio show that the search giant would cut its support to ALEC because the group was “literally lying” about climate change. Microsoft cut ties and all financial support to ALEC last month for the same reasons.

The San Francisco Chronicle first reported that Facebook would probably end its relationship with ALEC.

The company confirmed it was quitting to the Guardian, saying: “We reevaluate our memberships on an annual basis, and are in that process now. While we have tried to work within ALEC to bring that organization closer to our view on some key issues, it seems unlikely that we will make sufficient progress so we are not likely to renew our membership in 2015.”

 

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