President rails against Google for 'rigging' his search results for 'Trump news'

Trump Accuses Google Of Rigging Search Results To Feature 'Bad' News About Him

On Tuesday morning, President Donald Trump tweeted a freakish attack on Google, calling their search results "RIGGED" and possibly "illegal" because "Google search results for "Trump News" shows only the viewing/reporting of Fake New [sic] Media".

Trump said in several tweets on Tuesday that Google search results for "Trump News" were "rigged" against him because they showed only coverage from outlets like CNN and not conservative publications, suggesting the practice was illegal.

Conservative media including Breitbart News, the New York Post, the Daily Caller, PJ Media, and Independent Journal Review were all absent from the Google News search results.

In a flurry of tweets sent earlier today, the US President claimed the alleged bias of Google's search results was "very dangerous" and potentially illegal.

Indeed, for years now, companies like Google, Facebook, and Twitter have been accused of suppressing conservative voices and news from right-leaning outlets, in addition to policing their platforms differently for conservatives.

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That 96 percent figure came directly from PJ Media's supervising editor, Paula Bolyard. "We're taking a look at it", Kudlow said.

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It is likely that the USA president was referring to a viral news story posted on Saturday by the website PJ Media, which concluded that the vast majority of Google News results for the president were from left-leaning outlets.

Google issued a statement in response, saying search was "not used to set a political agenda and we don't bias our results toward any political ideology". Search results on Google are generated by a variety of factors measured by the company's algorithms.

Nuala O'Connor, president of the Washington-based Center for Democracy & Technology, said that while "algorithmic bias" is a legitimate question, there is no evidence of bias and that it would be worrisome if the government tried to step in with regulations.

During the interview, the two accused Google of "tyranny" and "political lynching" for not showing a larger number of articles favorable to Trump. "Twitter Chief Executive Jack Dorsey and Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg are among those confirmed to be attending the hearings", the report said.

He's scheduled to testify during a September 5 hearing before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on algorithms and content monitoring. He has made social media, particularly Twitter, an integral part of his presidency.

This is far from the first time the site has been called out for censoring conservative viewpoints.

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