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Big Tech War Profiteers Raked in $44 Billion During 'Global War on Terror'

A new report, “Big Tech Sells War,” accuses companies Amazon, Google, Microsoft and other tech giants of providing tools to U.S. government agencies that have propped up the war on terror for nearly two decades.

A new report offers a scathing analysis of how Big Tech corporations are “complicit in” and have “profited from” the so-called war on terror by at least $44 billion since 2001.

“When the U.S. chooses war over aid, Big Tech profits,” the publication, Big Tech Sells War, states.

The report — released late last week by the Action Center on Race & the Economy, MPower Change and LittleSis — accuses companies including AmazonGoogle, and Microsoft of providing tools ranging “from databases to drones” to U.S. government agencies that have propped up the war on terror for nearly two decades.

The report has a number of features, including a timeline of significant events such as Oct. 24, 2001, when Congress passed the Patriot Act. “Its passage,” the report says, “opened the doors for Big Tech to become, first and foremost, the brokers of our personal data, selling to government agencies and private companies at home and abroad and unleashing the era of the data economy.”

Using a collection of federal contracting information, the report delves into how the Big Tech firms, which the publication dubs “digital destroyers,” benefited from “an entire terror industry.”