Google will livestream the Republican convention, despite anti-Trump protests

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Google will be the official livestream provider at the Republican National Convention, the company confirmed to Politico this week. The search giant will also provide virtual reality tools and real-time data on election trends during the GOP convention, though rights groups have called on the company to withdraw from the event due to the “hateful rhetoric” of frontrunner Donald Trump.

Activists have organized protests and petitions urging Google, Microsoft, and other companies to not sponsor the convention, which will be held this July in Cleveland. Coca-Cola has already said it will give less to the GOP convention than it did in 2012, and other companies are reportedly reconsidering their sponsorship, as well. In campaign speeches and…

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