Google on Thursday announced changes to features in its search engine when people look up information on elections or candidates, updates the tech giant made as Americans gear up to vote on Nov. 3.
One change is to the company’s autocomplete feature, which tries to predict what people want to search for, while they’re still typing their queries. For example, if someone types the phrase “donate to,” Google will block autocomplete suggestions that include the names of particular candidates or political parties.
The company is also banning autocomplete suggestions about election processes or requirements, whether they’re factual or not. That means search suggestions about, say, voting by phone won’t appear in the autocomplete search box.