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Meta Political Engagement

Meta’s mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. As we work to achieve this goal, we expect all Meta Personnel (as defined in the Meta Code of Conduct), to follow our Code of Conduct and Political Activities and Lobbying Policy and to always act lawfully, honestly, and ethically.

Compliance and Reporting

Public policy decisions can have significant implications for the people that use our services and the future direction of our company. Meta regularly engages with government officials to discuss policy issues important to the company as well as share information about our products and services. In doing so, we expect all of our personnel to follow our policies, including our Code of Conduct and Political Activities and Lobbying Policy. We also provide training to our personnel and external consultants engaging with government officials to discuss policy issues on the ethical standards required in all such interactions, and expect them to always act lawfully, honestly and ethically, and abide by all lobbying registration and reporting laws in countries in which we operate.

Meta’s Vice President of Public Policy oversees all corporate political activity (including lobbying activities and political contributions) and is aided, in some instances, by a cross-functional team that includes representatives from Meta’s Public Policy, Communications, and Legal departments.

Meta’s Compensation, Nominating & Governance Committee, which is comprised entirely of independent members of our Board of Directors, maintains oversight of the company’s policy relating to political contributions, including Meta’s PAC contributions and direct corporate contributions to state and local political campaigns.

Pursuant to Meta’s Political Activities and Lobbying Policy, Meta tracks and reports on its lobbying activities in all jurisdictions where such disclosures are required, and complies with the applicable codes of ethics pertinent to registered lobbying entities. Meta also respects all guidelines and requirements regarding the hiring of former government officials, including limits on their ability to conduct certain activities during required cooling-off periods. Expenditures made for political activities are subject to the same expenditure approval matrix applicable to all Meta expenditures.


The activities described below are intended to ensure Meta maintains a voice in public policy discussions that impact our business, our employees and the people that use our products and services.

Meta’s Policies For Assessing Candidates and Making Political Contributions

Where legally permitted to do so, either by administering Meta’s federally-registered PAC or through direct corporate contributions, we support the campaigns of candidates for public office in the United States who have certain policy stances that are consistent with Meta’s public policy views and business interests.

Under US campaign finance law, Meta (like all corporations) is prohibited from donating to federal political candidates. Since many Meta employees wish to support federal candidates who share their goal of building community and bringing the world closer together, we formed Meta Platforms, Inc. PAC (Meta PAC), originally called Facebook, Inc. PAC, in 2011. Meta PAC is regulated under the Federal Election Commission and its activity, which is reported monthly, may be found here.

In deciding which federal candidates to support, MetaPAC considers factors such as:

  • A candidate’s general alignment with Meta’s public policy views and business interests;
  • The extent of Meta’s presence in a given state or Congressional district;
  • Whether a candidate could work on policy issues relevant to Meta;
  • Political balance; and
  • The interests of our employees, shareholders and other stakeholders.

Where permitted by law, Meta may contribute to candidates for state office, with the goal of supporting public policies that give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Our Vice President of US Public Policy oversees these contributions with the assistance of a cross-functional team that includes representatives from Meta’s Public Policy, Communications, and Legal departments. State political activity is conducted in compliance with applicable disclosure laws, including the timely filing of required reports.

Apart from these political contributions, Meta does not make any independent expenditures in support of or opposition to any candidate for office.

The personal political preferences of Meta executives, directors, and employees do not influence either Meta PAC’s or the Company’s political contributions. Additionally, a contribution to a candidate for office does not mean that we agree with every policy or position that candidate may espouse.

No campaign contribution will be made with the expectation that Meta will receive something in return.

Meta PAC Contributions (Federal)

You can view a detailed report of Meta’s PAC contributions to federal candidates by clicking the link below. This report, which will be updated semi-annually, includes contributions since 2013.

Federal PAC Contributions (2013-2023)

Contributions – States (Nonfederal)

You may view a detailed report of Meta’s corporate political contributions to 527 organizations and candidates in states that permit them, by clicking the link below. This report, which will be updated semi-annually, includes contributions made since 2013.

State Contributions (2013-2023)

Lobbying Disclosure Filings

Meta regularly discloses information about our federal and state lobbying activities. These disclosures provide details on the policy and regulatory issues important to Meta, including data privacy, content issues related to Section 230, competition, trade, platform integrity, economic growth, sustainability and other areas. We believe these issues are integral to the execution of our mission and provide a framework through which our external stakeholders can evaluate and understand our approach to political engagement.

You may view our quarterly federal lobbying disclosures for the past several years, by clicking the links below. In 2023, our policy priorities covered a range of issues, including but not limited to:

  • Data and Privacy: Meta is committed to giving people control over their privacy and protecting their information. We want individuals to understand what data we collect, how we are using it, and give individuals the tools to have greater control and make informed decisions. We’ve also built safety and privacy directly into teen experiences, and have developed more than 30 tools to support teens and families online, including parental supervision tools and age-appropriate protections across our technologies. We worked with policymakers to share our work and advocated for privacy regulations that protect consumers, align with their expectations, and allow for them to continue to enjoy our products and services in a consistent manner.
  • Section 230: Meta strongly believes in a free and open internet, one which allows users to post and share content in a responsible manner but also respects the ability of platforms to create their own content rules. Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act has allowed the internet to flourish by creating a necessary balance between user generated content and the rights of platforms to display and disseminate that content, addressing potential harms that may come from user generated content. Meta advocated for the preservation of Section 230 and the rights of both free expression and content moderation.
  • Competition: Meta’s family of apps compete against a broad set of firms for people’s and advertisers’ time and attention. Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, MetaQuest, and Messenger all face fierce competition and continue to provide valuable and sought after services and products to consumers who value the choice provided by Meta in crowded markets. The integration of our products empowers our users, helps small businesses reach new customers and grow, and benefits consumers by offering free, popular services. We advocated for policies that ensure consumers have choice and access to our high quality products and services.
  • Platform Integrity: Meta works diligently to safeguard its platforms from harmful content, adversarial behavior, and malicious actors who seek to manipulate or exploit the family of apps and services. We work with policymakers and other government partners to help ensure our platforms remain safe for users to share and engage. Balancing free expression, safety, and security can be challenging. We aim to strike the proper equilibrium between fostering open communication and protecting users. Meta defends user rights to free expression on our platforms while working to prevent exploitation by malevolent parties, and we remain committed to transparency around our actions to protect our users.
  • Economic Growth: Meta has been an engine for economic growth since its earliest days building community, helping businesses grow and reach new customers, and empowering millions to turn their passion and creativity into thriving businesses. We advocated for policies that put this economic growth front and center. We worked with policymakers every day to protect our content creators and small business partners, and allowed for people to continue to find new audiences.

Federal Lobbying Disclosures

2023: Q1, Q2, Q3

2022: Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4

2021: Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4

2020: Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4

2009 - 2019 Filings: Full Quarterly List

Memberships and Independent Organizations

Meta belongs to various trade groups and organizations representing diverse views and communities. Our team also works with independent third-party organizations on issues relating to technology and internet policy and we sometimes support their events that highlight internet and social media issues. We seek to participate in conversations about the issues that directly affect our company and the experience of the people who use our service. We chose these organizations because they are engaged in meaningful dialogue about either the internet or the local communities in which we operate. While we actively participate in these discussions and believe collaborative problem solving is the best way to address a problem and have the greatest impact, we do not always agree with every policy or position that individual organizations or their leadership take. Therefore, our membership, work with organizations, or event support should not be viewed as an endorsement of any particular organization or policy. Meta also prohibits these organizations to use any payment or fee made by Meta to make any political contribution or expenditure in support of or against political candidates and parties

While the groups we work with will continue to evolve, below please find a representative list of the ones we have worked with in 2023. When possible, we link to the organization’s website, so that you may find out more about them.

Associations, Coalitions, and Membership Organizations:

Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce

Altoona Chamber of Commerce

Association of Washington Business

Attorney General Alliance

Austin LGBT Chamber of Commerce

Bay Area Council

Bellevue Chamber of Commerce

Burlingame / SFO Chamber of Commerce

California Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce

California Chamber of Commerce

California State Society

Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce

Chinatown Merchants Association

Columbus Chamber of Commerce

Colorado Chamber

Council of State Governments

Covington-Newton County Chamber

Downtown Bellevue Association

Eagle Mountain Chamber

Fort Worth Black Chamber of Commerce

Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce

Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Fremont Chamber of Commerce

Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Greater Austin Black Chamber

Greater Belen Chamber of Commerce

Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce

Greater Omaha Chamber

Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce

Greater Seattle Business Association

Huntsville Madison County Chamber

Illinois Hispanic Chamber

Illinois Chamber of Commerce

Interactive Advertising Bureau

International Republican Institute

Internet Coalition

Iowa Association of Business and Industry

Kendall Square Association

Kirkland Chamber of Commerce

LAX Chamber of Commerce

Licking County Chamber of Commerce

Los Angeles Chamber

Madison Chamber of Commerce

Madison Morgan County Chamber of Commerce

Manhattan Chamber of Commerce

Metro Atlanta Chamber

Moffett Park Business Group

National Black Caucus of State Legislators

National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators


New Albany Chamber of Commerce

North Carolina Chamber

Ohio Chamber of Commerce

One Redmond

Prineville Crook County Chamber of Commerce

Chamber San Mateo County

Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce

Salt Lake City Chamber of Commerce

San Francisco Chamber of Commerce

San Mateo Economic Development Association

Sarpy County Chamber Of Commerce

Seattle Chamber of Commerce

Silicon Valley Leadership Group

State Legislative Leaders Foundation

State Privacy and Security Coalition

Sunnyvale Chamber of Commerce

Tabor 100



Texas Association of Business

The Business Council of New York State Inc

US Chamber of Commerce

US Black Chamber

US Conference of Mayors

US Hispanic Chamber

US Pan Asian Chamber of Commerce

Virginia Chamber of Commerce

Third-Party Groups

Access Now

All In Together

American Action Forum

American Constitution Society

American Consumer Institute

American Edge Project

American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research

Americans for Tax Reform

Application Developers Alliance

Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAJC)

Aspen Institution

Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives

Atlantic Council

Bipartisan Policy Center

Brookings Institution

Cato Institute

Center for a New American Security

Center for Democracy & Technology

Center for Growth and Opportunity

Center for Safe Internet Pharmacies

Center for Strategic and International Studies

Center Forward

Chamber of Progress

Competitive Enterprise Institute

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute

Consumer Choice Center

Council on Foreign Relations

Disability In

Engine Advocacy

Federalist Society

Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE)


Global Network Initiative

Global Women’s Innovation Network

Hispanic Federation

Hudson Institute


Information Technology & Innovation Foundation

Information Technology Industry Council

Innovation Economy Institute

Institute for Policy Innovation

International Center for Law and Economics

International Republican Institute

Internet Education Foundation

Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies

Leading Women Defined Foundation

League of United Latin American Citizens

Libertas Institute

Lincoln Network

March of Dimes


Mercatus Center at George Mason University

Muslim Public Affairs Council


National Action Network

National Association of Latino and Elected Officials (NALEO)

National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO)

National Consumers League

National Network to End Domestic Violence

National Conference of State Legislatures

National Taxpayers Union

Parents, Families, & Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)

Progressive Policy Institute

Rainbow PUSH Coalition (Citizenship Education Fund)

State Policy Network

Taxpayers Protection Alliance

Technology Policy Institute

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

The Ripon Society

The Trevor Project

The University of Florida Public Utility Research Center

Third Way

Voto Latino

Washington Legal Foundation

Women’s Congressional Policy Institute

World Economic Forum

Political Activity by Meta Employees

Meta encourages informed participation in the political process. Meta employees may participate in personal political activities, on their own time, with their own funds and in accordance with their own political preferences and desires. Employees must keep such activity separate from work and never represent that such activities are being conducted on behalf of Meta. Pursuant to Meta’s Political Activities & Lobbying Policy, no personal political contribution or expenditure may be, or will be, coerced by Meta or its executives