Google and Facebook upped their lobbying to record levels in the second quarter of the year, public records show.
Facebook spent $960,000 in lobbying from April to June of this year, up from $320,000 during the second quarter of 2011. The company spent $650,000 in the first quarter of 2012, records show.
Google, meanwhile, spent $3.9 million in the second quarter, a notable drop from the record $5 million the search company spent in the first quarter. But the $3.9 million is an increase over the same period last year, when the company spent just over $2 million on lobbying.