As the 2020 election here in the United States draws closer, Microsoft’s Bing wants to you be able to find all the information needed to make informed decisions. To assist, Bing has announced the beta launch of a 2020 US Elections Experience.
This new experience is part of Bing’s commitment to helping people understand issues at the center of the political race. It will include features such as a characterized overview and an introduction to key issues. You’ll also notice that it covers all kinds of news sources, and opinions, as well as provide a look at key legislation. It essentially is a one-stop-shop for all things related to the 2020 US election.
Bing promises that this experience pulls data from ” news articles, official candidate sites and non-partisan partners such as VoteSmart.org.” This means that when you search for a political candidate, you’ll have a single hub for all the latest news and information. Even better, you’ll be able to see their stance on certain issues, and in their own words. Interestingly, Bing will even show how the candidate has voted on certain congressional bills.
As of right now, this 2020 US election experience is only in beta, so you’ll notice that it only focuses on U.S. presidential candidates and related issues. It could expand in the future based on more feedback. “This work is part of a broader effort across Bing and Microsoft News to provide people with the most relevant and timely information to help you make decisions. We’ll continue to refine and improve this experience over time and we welcome your feedback as we continue on this journey.” said the Bing Search team.