August 28, 2018
President Trump attacked Google on Tuesday for what he claimed was an effort to intentionally suppress conservative views supportive of his administration, an accusation that increases pressure on technology companies grappling with their increasingly central role as purveyors of information.
Trump Accuses Google of Burying Conservative News in Search Results
Mr. Trump’s remarks — an about-face from last month, when he said Google was “one of our great companies” — come ahead of congressional hearings next week in which executives from many of the country’s largest internet companies will be questioned. The president has increasingly targeted technology businesses, along with the news media, over coverage that the White House does not like.
On Tuesday, Mr. Trump’s ire was directed toward Google, which he said was not showing enough links to content from conservative sources in its search results.
“Google search results for ‘Trump News’ shows only the viewing/reporting of Fake New Media,” Mr. Trump said on Twitter at 5:24 a.m. “In other words, they have it RIGGED, for me & others, so that almost all stories & news is BAD.”
“They are controlling what we can & cannot see,” Mr. Trump said. He then suggested his administration would take action against the companies. “This is a very serious situation-will be addressed!”
Google search results for “Trump News” shows only the viewing/reporting of Fake New 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...
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 28, 2018
....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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 28, 2018

Larry Kudlow, the director of the National Economic Council, was asked by reporters later on Tuesday whether the administration will be pursuing more regulation of Google. “We’ll let you know,” he said. “We’re taking a look at it.”
In a statement, Google said that its search service was “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,” the company added. “We continually work to improve Google Search and we never rank search results to manipulate political sentiment.”
Mr. Trump’s attacks on technology companies have increased since Apple, Google and Facebook removed content from Alex Jones, a right-wing conspiracy theorist who has been a vocal supporter of Mr. Trump’s agenda. Last week, Mr. Trump accused social media companies of “silencing millions of people,” and on Aug. 18, he said the industry was “totally discriminating against Republican/Conservative voices.”
As evidence for his most recent claims, Mr. Trump said Google linked to a far greater number of articles from mainstream media outlets such as CNN than from conservative news sources.
Google’s search results, however, are determined by an algorithm that scores websites based on their relevancy for a given search word.
Mr. Trump’s criticism appeared to be inspired by a segment last night from Fox Business Network host Lou Dobbs. During the program, Mr. Dobbs highlighted an article by a conservative website, PJ Media, that said that it had conducted an unscientific study in which 96 percent of Google search results for the word “Trump” were articles from “left-leaning sites.”
In a subsequent early-morning tweet following his remarks against Google, Mr. Trump posted a comment by Mr. Dobbs praising the president.
Major tech companies like Google, as well as social networks including Facebook and Twitter, have long seen themselves as unbiased platforms on which people and groups can post their views without interference. But following the 2016 presidential election, during which critics said the companies’ platforms were used to disseminate misinformation, they have been pushed by policymakers and users to do more.
The companies find themselves caught between groups who argue they don’t sufficiently police their platforms, and those who say they do too much, engaging in censorship. Last week, Facebook, Twitter and Google-owned YouTube removed pages and accounts linked to Iran and Russia-backed groups.
The industry is also facing the prospect of more regulation. Executives from many of the largest internet companies will face questions next week at a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing about efforts to prevent foreign meddling in the midterm elections in November, a follow-up to congressional hearings held after the 2016 elections.
Mr. Trump’s swing at Google is a sharp change from last month, when he came the company’s defense after European regulators fined it $5.1 billion for antitrust violations. At the time, Mr. Trump called Google “one of our great companies.”
Latest News
Top news around the world
Coronavirus Disease

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus.

Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness.

Around the World

Celebrity News

> Latest News in Media

Watch It
Lori Loughlin, husband plead guilty in college admissions scandal | Page Six Celebrity News
May 22, 2020
3Tx-FvqZzVI
Celebrity breakups during quarantine: Megan Fox, Ashley Benson and more | Page Six Celebrity News
May 22, 2020
APr202A7bbQ
Darren Barnet from ‘Never Have I Ever’ shares his naughty DMs | Page Six Celebrity News
May 21, 2020
GAOySCx9Zi0
Ayesha Curry's Jaw-Dropping Bikini Pics Taken By Steph Curry | E! News
May 24, 2020
JOxRMbPMajk
Best Moments From Iconic 2001 Film "Pearl Harbor": Rewind | E! News
May 25, 2020
dvDxM-leiqw
"Terrace House" Star Hana Kimura Dead at 22 After Cyberbullying | E! News
May 23, 2020
xqo43SIrfRs
'Floribama Shore' Kirk Medas Arrest Video, Do You Know Who I Am? | TMZ
May 24, 2020
Qrl7Iq3lBDM
Jamie Kennedy Explains How Stand-Up Comedy's Changed Amid Pandemic | TMZ
May 24, 2020
Q6SG4jcR6VI
Kandi Burruss Says Winning 'Masked Singer' is Best Answer for Haters | TMZ
May 23, 2020
zBCqnPAfX-A
'Riverdale' Star Cole Sprouse on His Quarantine Mustache, 'Animal Crossing' and New Podcast
May 25, 2020
iN2edkR-OYM
Ben Platt on His Groundbreaking Radio City Music Hall Concert on Netflix
May 20, 2020
DXN5iMMfs60
Daveed Diggs On The Emotional Toll of Filming 'Snowpiercer' Stunts And The 'Hamilton' Movie
May 18, 2020
n17S9kH7XuA
TV Schedule
Late Night Show
Watch the latest shows of U.S. top comedians

Sports

Latest sport results, news, videos, interviews and comments
Latest Events
08
Mar
ITALY: Serie A
Juventus - Inter Milan
08
Mar
ENGLAND: Premier League
Manchester United - Manchester City
08
Mar
ENGLAND: Premier League
Chelsea - Everton
08
Mar
SPAIN: La Liga
Real Betis - Real Madrid
08
Mar
ITALY: Serie A
AC Milan - Genoa
07
Mar
ENGLAND: Premier League
Burnley - Tottenham Hotspur
07
Mar
ENGLAND: Premier League
Arsenal - West Ham United
07
Mar
SPAIN: La Liga
Barcelona - Real Sociedad
07
Mar
ENGLAND: Premier League
Liverpool - Bournemouth
07
Mar
SPAIN: La Liga
Atletico Madrid - Sevilla
01
Mar
SPAIN: La Liga
Real Madrid - Barcelona
01
Mar
ENGLAND: Premier League
Everton - Manchester United
01
Mar
ENGLAND: Premier League
Tottenham Hotspur - Wolves
01
Mar
SPAIN: La Liga
Espanyol - Atletico Madrid
01
Mar
ITALY: Serie A
Cagliari - Roma
29
Feb
ENGLAND: Premier League
Watford - Liverpool
29
Feb
ITALY: Serie A
Napoli - Torino
29
Feb
ENGLAND: Premier League
Bournemouth - Chelsea
24
Feb
ENGLAND: Premier League
Liverpool - West Ham United
23
Feb
ENGLAND: Premier League
Arsenal - Everton
23
Feb
ENGLAND: Premier League
Manchester United - Watford
23
Feb
ITALY: Serie A
Roma - Lecce
23
Feb
SPAIN: La Liga
Atletico Madrid - Villarreal
22
Feb
SPAIN: La Liga
Levante - Real Madrid
22
Feb
ITALY: Serie A
Fiorentina - AC Milan
22
Feb
ENGLAND: Premier League
Leicester City - Manchester City
22
Feb
ITALY: Serie A
Spal - Juventus
Find us on Instagram
at @feedimo to stay up to date with the latest.
Featured Video You Might Like
0vmRhiLHE2U JFCZUoa6MYE UfN5PCF5EUo 2PV55f3-UAg W3y9zuI_F64 -7qCxIccihU pQ9gcOoH9R8 g5MRDEXRk4k tudKp5Vhs3k iwWHibhssSo kQr0XHPbICM 5NeCb7JxaRk
Copyright © 2020 Feedimo. All Rights Reserved.