Google’s and Facebook’s lobbying efforts have continued to grow this quarter. For the third quarter of 2010, Google spent $1.2 million on lobbying efforts compared to $1.08 million in the same quarter last year. The seach giant is already close to spending more in the first three quarters ($3.92 million so far this year) than in all of 2009 ($4.03 million). Google is on track to spend $5 million on lobbying this year Facebook doubled its lobbying spending this year from $60,000 in the second quarter to $120,000 in the third quarter. But the social network spent slightly less than the same quarter last year ($121,000). You can find the reports from the U.S. Senate’s lobbying database here.
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