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Amazon Breaks Lobbying Record Amid Antitrust Fight

  • Tech giants spent $35.3 million on lobbying so far this year
  • Big internet platforms are trying to fend off antitrust bills

Amazon.com Inc. spent a record $4.98 million on lobbying during the second quarter of this year as momentum intensified in Congress to pass legislation intended to crack down on technology giants. 

Amazon’s lobbying expenditures increased 2.5% over the second quarter of 2021, according to disclosure reports filed on Wednesday. Spending by the e-commerce behemoth was up only slightly from the first three months, when it shelled out a previous record of $4.97 million on lobbying.