Mazon announced that his virtual voice assistant, Alex, would begin accepting political donations for 2020 political campaigns in October.
"US presidential candidates in 2020 can register to receive campaign contributions through Alexa. All applicants are invited to use this technology – boarding is simple and does not require any technical experience, "the company said on Wednesday.
People who own Amazon Alexa just have to say, "Alexa, donate to [candidate̵
To be eligible, campaigns are required to provide Amazon with their bank account, credit card, telephone number and street address. The company will charge a 2.9% processing fee and 30 cents a donation, according to a spokesman.
Amazon has come under fire recently after it was revealed that thousands of their workers are listening to voice recordings from devices using Alexa. The company uses both full-time and contract staff to listen to voice recordings, which raises privacy concerns.