Google Inc has launched a 2008 election website and three new applications that Google argues will help voters get political information online.
“We will be helping voters find information online and helping the parties themselves to connect with voters and draw them in,” said Bob Boorstin, director of corporate and policy communications at Google.
The new Google 2008 election Web site features a new YouTube elections video search that asks “What did the candidates say?” which allows users to put in search terms such as “national security” and find exactly where in speeches the candidates said the words, and the “PowerReaders” application, which aggregates political news stories on the web that candidates and a select handful of political reporters are reading.
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