President Donald Trump Says Google's Results Rigged Against Him & Republicans

Aug 29, 2018 • 7:31 am | comments (37) by | Filed Under Google Search Engine

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President Donald Trump said on Twitter yesterday that the search results for his name, specifically [Trump News], is "rigged" and this "very serious situation-will be addressed!" Google responded saying "Search is not used to set a political agenda and we don't bias our results toward any political ideology."

Everyone is covering this story, as you'd imagine. Here are Trump's tweets on this matter:

Here is a copy of it:

Google search results for “Trump News” shows only the viewing/reporting of Fake News Media. In other words, they have it RIGGED, for me & others, so that almost all stories & news is BAD. Fake CNN is prominent. Republican/Conservative & Fair Media is shut out. Illegal? 96% of results on “Trump News” are from National Left-Wing Media, very dangerous. Google & others are suppressing voices of Conservatives and hiding information and news that is good. They are controlling what we can & cannot see. This is a very serious situation-will be addressed!

Here is Google's statement on this matter:

When users type queries into the Google Search bar, our goal is to make sure they receive the most relevant answers in a matter of seconds. Search is not used to set a political agenda and we don’t bias our results toward any political ideology. Every year, we issue hundreds of improvements to our algorithms to ensure they surface high-quality content in response to users’ queries. We continually work to improve Google Search and we never rank search results to manipulate political sentiment.

No - I have no opinion, I am sorry. I hate politics.

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