Facebook co-founder donates $20m to help defeat Trump campaign

Billionaire Dustin Moskovitz had never previously been active in politics

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Facebook co-founder Daniel Moskovitz has pledged $20 million to several Democratic organisations in an attempt to defeat the Trump presidential campaign once and for all.

Moskovitz - who was played by Jurassic Park child-star Joseph Mazzello in The Social Network - has a net worth of over $10 billion, and he took to online blogging site Medium to announce his and wife Cari Tuna's planned contribution.

In the blog entry titled "Compelled To Act", Moskovitz states: "This decision was not easy, particularly because we have reservations about anyone using large amounts of money to influence elections. We hope these efforts make it a little more likely that Secretary Clinton is able to pursue the agenda she's outlined, and serve as a signal to the Republican Party that by running this kind of campaign — one built on fear and hostility — and supporting this kind of candidate, they compel people to act in response."

Moskovitz broke down where the $20 million would be spent, but the two biggest contributions are going towards a super PAC run by the League of Conservation Voters, an environmentalist group running advertising and canvassing campaigns and to For Our Future PAC, an effort by organized labor and environmentalists to run a consolidated, high-powered field program, both of which are receiving $5 million each.

CNN claims that once Moskovitz makes the donation, he will become the third biggest donor in the 2016 campaign.

Moskovitz continued in his Medium entry that "Cari and I have dedicated our lives to figuring out how to do the most good we can with the resources we've been given. Until now, those efforts have not included making endorsements or contributions in presidential elections."

"The Republican Party, and Donald Trump in particular, is running on a zero-sum vision, stressing a false contest between their constituency and the rest of the world."