Google Will Stream GOP Convention Despite Backlash From Activists

Activists are pressuring Google to withdraw over Trump's "hateful rhetoric."

Representatives from groups such as CREDO Action and UltraViolet Action are running petitions urging Google to end its participation.

Google will live-stream the July 18-21 convention as it did four years ago. Google's participation is said to be nonpartisan and similar to that of a media partner. The search giant will also provide information, such as Google Trends and real-time updates, as the convention takes place. It was not immediately known whether Google will do the same at the Democratic convention, although the company has had a presence there in years past.

"Our support helps the host committees run these large events and contributes to local economic development but does not represent an endorsement of any specific party or candidate," a Coca-Cola representative told ABC News in an email. "In 2015, a $75,000 contribution was made by the Company to both the Cleveland 2016 Host Committee and Philadelphia 2016 Host Committee. The Coca-Cola Company is a nonpartisan business and does not endorse presidential candidates or nominees, nor do we endorse any specific party."

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