Alphabet Inc’s Google disclosed in a quarterly filing that it spent a company-record $21.2 million on lobbying the US government in 2018, topping its previous high of $18.22 million in 2012.
YouTube said earlier on Tuesday that the new strategy will kick in next year, but later noted that though it will apply to content planned in 2019, the actual programing will debut the year after.
The European Commission said in September that Facebook Inc, Google and other tech firms had agreed a code of conduct to do more to tackle the spread of fake news, over concerns it can influence elections.
Alphabet Inc’s Google said on Thursday it would change the way it handles sexual harassment claims.
Facebook Inc and Google, introduced the databases this year to give details on some political ads bought on their services, a response to US prosecutors’ allegations that Russian agents who deceptively interfered in the 2016 election purchased ads from the companies.