Google now shows campaign financing in search results

Google is making it easier to access the 2016 presidential candidates financial information. Announced today, you can now find results for the following directly in the search results: how their campaigns are funded (aka who owns them).

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If you’re wondering where this financial data comes from (you always should), Google shared it’s partner in the announcement itself, the Center for Responsive Politics. The upfront information provided is great!

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But what if you want more details? If you click on More Information (directly below the charts), you can get a breakdown of every dollar by industry, like the graphic below for Hillary Clinton.

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Tech Pays

Don’t believe Tech Pays really well? Well enough to be able to give small fortunes away to charity? “The Philanthropy 50” compiles the 50 most generous donors of last year. A total of 12 donors from the tech world contributed gifts representing 47% of the $9.8 billion donated in 2014. The chart below from Mashable tells it all! The San Francisco Business Times also reports that nearly half of the top tech donors are from the Bay Area. My only question is – who’s getting all this money and how can I get on that list??!

Queue: Bri ALys, LLC

 

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