As some may have noticed in The Netherlands at this moment politicians are battling for the attention of the voters. In two weeks time the Dutch are voting for a new government and the many debates online even made several Twitter topics trending worldwide.
The elections have also reached the attention of Google. Google Netherlands has launched a special search engine with which users can search through the election programs of the different Dutch parties.
Google doesn’t stop there, they also launched a special gadget which shows the trends around the elections, how much do people search for the current prime minister, which themes are discussed and how are the parties doing.
Finally the Dutch have looked at the US election closely and are also introducing a special YouTube channel. Dutch broadcaster NOS together with YouTube are organizing a YouTube debate.
Bas van den Beld
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