Facebook sets new lobbying record

Mark Zuckerberg stands with his hand on a chair
Mark Zuckerberg with his global policy chief, Joel Kaplan, behind him. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Facebook spent $3.3 million on lobbying in the first three months of 2018, according to its disclosure form, setting a new quarterly record for the social network by a hair.

The big picture: Big Tech lobbying has soared in the Trump era as criticism mounts about its practices.