Microsoft and Google spend way more on lobbying the EU than other American tech companies

Last week, Google responded to the European Union’s ongoing investigation of its search engine with a blog post claiming that it did nothing wrong. 

But public blog posts aren’t the only method Google is using to try and influence European regulators. The company spent about $4 million last year lobbying EU institutions, according to statistics from The EU Transparency Register compiled here by Statista

But Google’s arch-rival Microsoft spends even more — over $5 million last year. 

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