Larry Page, Google co-founder along with CEO speaks during the opening keynote at the Google I/O developers conference.
Some of the biggest names in technology have been lavishing millions on Congress during the third quarter, according to government documents — at a time when they’re under increasing regulatory scrutiny via Washington.
The disclosures, required by the Lobbying Disclosure Act, revealed Google spent $4.17 million lobbying Congress This particular most recent quarter. Facebook spent $2.85 million, while Twitter spent $0,000. The figures were first reported by Bloomberg News.
Last quarter Google spent $5.93 million lobbying lawmakers, while Facebook along with Twitter spent $2.38 million along with $0,000 respectively.
The three tech titans are sending lawyers to U.S. congressional committees on Nov. 1 to testify on their behalf in response to Russian political ad buying on their platforms during the 2016 election.