What you need to know
- Bing will help voters see relevant information for the upcoming U.S. 2020 election.
- The election experience includes facts, quotes, voting histories, and more to help present information.
- The feature is in beta now, and will likely expand over time.
Bing aims to clear confusion and present relevant data to help voters in the U.S. 2020 election. A new Bing 2020 U.S. Elections Experience is now in beta, bringing in facts, quotes, and figures from several news sources and websites. The experience aims to present large amounts of relevant information in a single place that's easy to find. A Bing blog post breaks down the new election experience.
When you search a candidate on Bing, the search engine gathers information from news articles, official candidate websites, and non-partisan partners like VoteSmart.org. The information is curated into easily digestible blocks of information on the search results page.
Political elections are a tricky time for people seeking information. Bing's election experience includes candidates' stances on issues "in their own words, from various sources." In addition to quotes and other information, the Bing election experience will show a summary of each candidate's voting record on congressional bills.
The beta experience is exclusive to U.S. elections at this time, though Microsoft may expand it in the future.
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