Google Rejects Donald Trump Claim Of Political "Bias" In Search

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Trump's accusations, in which he once again takes aim at a huge tech company (breathe easy for a day, Amazon), were serious enough that he promised an investigation into the "RIGGED" results for searches of "Trump News", which returned mostly stories from the "Fake News Media".

Trump gave only once specific example, saying "Fake CNN is prominent".

And, most tellingly, Dobbs was citing a study by conservative media outlet PJ Media which based its findings off of a media chart by conservative pundit Sharyl Attkisson. "Illegal? 96% of results on 'Trump News" are from National Left-Wing Media, very risky.

The president, who has said he runs on little sleep, jumped onto Twitter before dawn Tuesday to rehash his recent complaints about alleged suppression of conservative voices and positive news about him.

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"Every year, we issue hundreds of improvements to our algorithms to ensure they surface high-quality content in response to users' queries", the company said.

Donald Trump's tweets were posted the morning after a segment about Ms Bolyard's report aired on Fox News, said Matthew Gertz from the American media watchdog Media Matters.

Trump says companies including Google, Twitter and Facebook "better be careful" because "you can't do that to people". In response, the search engine said its searches aren't politically biased. The majority of the articles shown were from CNN, Washington Post, and The New York Times, all liberal sites.

Then Trump went into a confused and rambling rant about social media and search.


"For news, this does not seem to have changed with Google's last update of its search algorithm, which was rolled out on 1 August".

Among Republicans and Republican-leaning independents, 85 percent said they think social media sites intentionally censor political viewpoints, Pew found.

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

In his latest furious outburst, Mr Trump claimed anyone searching "Trump News" on Google would be led to reports from the "Fake New Media". "We're taking a look at it", Kudlow said. Finally, we used CanIRank's SEO software to analyze how each URL compared in dozens of different ranking factors to determine whether Google's algorithm treated websites similarly regardless of their political slant.


CNN, the Washington Post, The New York Times and other media the President has labeled "fake news" are prominent in Trump news search results, as they are on nearly any news topic.

The Media Research Center found the problem at Twitter, Facebook, Google and YouTube is "far more troubling than most conservatives realize".

There already have been two Congressional hearings about the issue, with tech companies repeatedly denying that they promote or demote content based on its political content.


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