'They Have it RIGGED!' Trump Calls Out Google for Anti-Conservative Bias

Trump Google suppressing conservative voices hiding ‘good’ news and information

President Donald Trump on Tuesday accused Google and other USA tech companies of rigging search results about him "so that nearly all stories & news is BAD".

The factors Google uses to determine which websites appear first in search results include how often that page is linked to on other sites, the use of keywords, the popularity and respectability of the news site, and personal browsing history of the person conducting the search.

Some Republican US lawmakers have also raised concerns about social media companies removing content from some conservatives, and have called Twitter's chief executive to testify before a US House of Representatives committee on September 5.

Abaca Press/Douliery Olivier/Abaca/Sipa USA/NewscomEarly this morning, President Donald Trump tweeted his discontent with the Google results that appear when you search for news about the president.

Shares of Google, Facebook and Twitter traded lower on Tuesday after President Trump accused the tech leaders of bias against conservative voices, warning they are "treading on very, very troubled territory". "They are controlling what we can & cannot see", he wrote.

Aside from Google, other companies with worldwide influence such as Facebook and Twitter have likewise been subjects of criticism over reports that they have censored conservative voices.

Classic left-leaning Washington Post move, trying to jam facts and an understanding of the search engine in question down our throats. She said she performed the search several times using different computers, and the results did not differ considerably.

In the case of news sites, new stories can be added to the index within seconds of publication. Where the study falls apart is the listing of fewer conservative properties and the addition of conspiratorial sites such as InfoWars and The New American.

Jalen Ramsey reacts to Odell Beckham’s record-breaking deal
The new contract is reportedly for five years. "I don't know if it's a relief, I don't know - it's a combination of everything". His guaranteed money sits behind only Matt Ryan ($94.5 million) and Kirk Cousins ($84 million), per Over The Cap.

It's also unclear just what the actor-turned-politician means by his claim that the situation "will be addressed", as he has a habit of making Twitter promises that he can't keep.

The PJ Media story had already made the rounds on conservative media by the time Trump tweeted about it. Lou Dobbs also tweeted it out two days ago, tagging the president's Twitter handle. And, anecdotally, when I tried the search myself this morning, hours after his tweets, the top results were a Fox News article about Tiger Woods saying that people should respect the office of the president-and CNN and Washington Post articles offering critical analysis of Trump's tweets from this morning.

Last week, without mentioning specific companies, he accused social media companies of silencing "millions of people" in an act of censorship, without offering evidence to support the claim.

If you know anything about how Google's search engine works, you know these are lies. The president said the vast majority of search results on "Trump news" are from left-leaning news sources.

The biggest news out of all of this - at least according to the amusing people on Twitter - might be that the president uses both a computer and Google.

Tech companies have said they do not remove content for political reasons.

Google did not immediately respond to a request for comment by the Daily Dot.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top U.S. and Mexico reach a preliminary trade deal that could replace NAFTA
Aug 29, 2018 - 00:38
Mnuchin also indicated that the US would go ahead with the US-Mexico deal with or without Canadian support. Negotiations between the United States and Mexico resolved a major stumbling block on auto manufacturing.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson to carry on dribbling
Aug 28, 2018 - 20:12
I think the two teams can be compared in this way; both of them have a very fast transition, with very fast players up front. Hughton added: "It's a poor goal, we try and move on from that as quickly as possible".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Jacksonville shooting suspect was hospitalized in psychiatric facilities
Aug 28, 2018 - 19:26
Police say that Katz's guns were purchased within the last few weeks. "Thankfully it wasn't an automatic weapon", he said. His mother at one point put his video game equipment behind a locked door, and Katz punched a hole in that door.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Mourinho defends players, record after Spurs loss
Aug 28, 2018 - 14:55
We need to be realistic but want to keep pushing and building our fitness. "And I think what's happening nearer home, Man City . To play offensively or for a certain result.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Red Bull’s Horner denies making offer to Fernando Alonso
Aug 27, 2018 - 23:52
It got to a point when I felt I was ready for a change and a new challenge, just some fresh motivation. He told a news conference that "it was a decision that probably I started thinking about a year ago ".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Samsung Electronics officially rolls out Galaxy Note 9 in 56 countries
Aug 27, 2018 - 23:14
The price tag on the 512 GB edition is 1.35 million won (US$1,200), while that of entry level 128 GB stands at 1.09 million won. For example, the S Pen can be used to switch slides during a presentation or as a remote shutter for the camera.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Why Markets Rallied on Trump’s Trade Deal
Aug 27, 2018 - 23:00
Without Canada, America's No. 2 trading partner, it's unclear whether any new USA trade agreement with Mexico would be possible. Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland is now overseas on a diplomatic trip to Germany, Ukraine and France.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top US, Mexico Said Poised to Reach NAFTA Deal as Soon as Monday
Aug 27, 2018 - 22:49
Trump has threatened to withdraw from the pact if it is not reworked to the advantage of the United States. Lighthizer and Jared Kushner, Trump's son-in-law and adviser, declined to comment on Sunday afternoon.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Cyberpunk 2077 gameplay reveal has arrived
Aug 27, 2018 - 21:58
But mostly it showed off something we haven't seen up until now: the fruits of the developer's long, arduous labors. Needless to say, it looks like CD Projekt Red is going to deliver an incredible successor to The Witcher trilogy.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Verizon slowed California firefighters' internet speed during wildfires
Aug 26, 2018 - 23:01
It - wrongly, by its own admission - slowed down the connection because of the volume of data, not the specific type. Firefighters tackling one of the worst ever brush fires in the U.S. had their mobile data cut due to overuse.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Ronaldo draws blank on home debut for Juve
Aug 26, 2018 - 22:58
In his first two competitive appearances for the Turin club, Ronaldo has taken 11 shots but hasn't managed to score with any of them .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Meghan Markle's Brother Blames Prince Harry for Their Family Feud
Aug 26, 2018 - 22:29
She didn't need him like she needed him before - she was getting everything she wanted from being a star and being on that show. Thomas Sr said over the weekend that Meghan has changed her phone number and he has no way of contacting her.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top No first class air travel for govt officials in Pakistan
Aug 26, 2018 - 22:15
"There was no mention at all in the conversation about terrorists operating in Pakistan ", Faisal wrote in a tweet. Now, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan onThursday offered humanitarian assistance to flood-hit Kerala.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top YouTuber 'McSkillet' and two others killed after wrong side motorway crash
Aug 26, 2018 - 20:58
McSkillet's channel had close to 900,000 subscribers, and he'd posted a video there showing off his black McLaren in December. He used the channel to discuss video games and promote custom products known as "skins" to alter the look of characters.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top PM Modi Condoles US Senator John McCain's Death
Aug 26, 2018 - 18:33
Across the Pacific, the China Daily referred to him as a "titan of American politics" and "conscience of the Republican party". Known for his combustible temper, he accused the 45th president of "naivete", "egotism" and of sympathising with autocrats.