Google grants presidential hopefuls a digital podium

'Posts' give candidates a stump to stand on in Search results.

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Google is giving this year's crop of US presidential candidates a pretty big stump to stand on: Search results. Mountain View is opening up a new platform, dubbed "Google Posts," that hopefuls for the highest office in the land can use to publish everything from text to photos and videos. These brief bits will appear in search results whenever you look for one of them by name, just above official tweets. From there, the posts can be shared via your social media platform of choice.

It's in a sort of pilot phase for now, but the internet juggernaut says that it's planning to open the feature up to other prominent figures and organizations in the future.

As of this writing, the only candidates to make use of the new tool are Republican governor of Ohio, John Kasich and Democratic Vermont senator Bernie Sanders. Priapic Republican front-runner Donald Trump still hasn't used the platform as another way to talk about the size of his penis just yet. Nor has Republican Marco Rubio taken advantage of the new feature.

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Libertarian John McAfee? Also absent. Former Secretary of State, Democrat Hillary Clinton, hasn't posted any of her trademark GIFs, either. But hey,we still have plenty of time for all of this to change prior to November.

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