Google denies Trump's claim that it's meddling with search results

Google denies Trump's claim that it's meddling with search results

President Donald Trump took aim Tuesday at Google, claiming that news search results were "rigged" against him, which prompted a White House aide to suggest the administration may look at regulating the huge internet platform.

On Tuesday morning, Trump claimed on Twitter that Google's search results are "rigged" against him to show more negative news stories.

Trump's accusation of bias on the part of Google comes as social media companies have suspended accounts, banned certain users and removed content as they face pressure from the US Congress to police foreign propaganda and fake accounts aimed at disrupting American politics, including operations tied to Iran and Russian Federation.

On Twitter on Tuesday, Trump accused Google - without evidence - of "suppressing" conservative voices and "hiding information" and good news.

He adds, "Republican/Conservative & Fair Media is shut out".

This is the first time Mr Trump has ever claimed Google's search engine is biased.

Google denied any political bias, saying in a statement that its search engine is "not used to set a political agenda and we don't bias our results towards any political ideology".

"This is a very serious situation-will be addressed!"

The president also went on to suggest that he had somehow analysed the results on a search for the term "Trump News" and found that nearly all of the stories that came upwere "left-wing".

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

He wrote: "96% of results on "Trump News" are from National Left-Wing Media, very unsafe". They are controlling what we can and cannot see.

F1 unites behind divisive Halo after Belgian GP crash
Onboard camera showed Alonso's auto flying onto and over the cockpit of Leclerc's vehicle , now protected by the Halo device. I was definitely happier that I had the halo - we don't need to prove that it's a good thing".

Adds Google: "We never rank search results to manipulate political sentiment".

"So I think that Google, and Twitter and Facebook, they are really treading on very, very troubled territory and they have to be careful".

In March, Google announced it would spend more than $A408 million over the next three years to improve its search results following the rise of "fake news".

"Accusations of search engine "bias" have existed as long as there have been search engines".

Mountain View, California-based Google had no immediate comment.

Google Headquarters in the US.

Media analyst Ken Doctor said it doesn't make sense for mass-market businesses like Google to lean either way politically.

Trump didn't say what he based his tweets on.

Jones is being sued for saying the 2012 shooting massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School was staged.

Trump has praised Jones' "amazing" reputation.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Apple expected to unveil new iPhones on September 12
Aug 31, 2018 - 00:42
That larger display also seems to allow for a new Watch face with a more information-dense, round configuration. That would line up with the gold option for the iPhone XS and the gold color scheme of Apple's press invites .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Dry eyes: Tesla's Musk says he shed no tears in interview
Aug 30, 2018 - 00:48
Earlier, Musk had called the diver Vernon Unsworth a " pedo " (short for paedophile), for which he later apologised . Sorry pedo guy , you really did ask for it".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top White House Counsel Don McGahn To Exit His Post In The Fall
Aug 30, 2018 - 00:30
McGahn's warning to the President was first reported by the New York Times and denied by Trump, who called it "fake news". Trump insisted at the time that his general counsel wasn't a "RAT" and accused Mueller's team of "looking for trouble".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump won't attend funerals, memorials for John McCain
Aug 28, 2018 - 01:05
President Trump did not issue a formal proclamation following his death but did tweet his condolences to McCain's family. The flags at the White House had been lowered a day earlier but were back up on Monday in a break with tradition.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Scott Morrison Is Australia's New Prime Minister
Aug 26, 2018 - 00:57
Australia's then Treasurer, now Prime Minister Scott Morrison at a press conference in Parliament House in Canberra . Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull told reporters: "I'll be leaving the Parliament. not before too long".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top West Nile Virus confirmed in horses
Aug 25, 2018 - 01:06
Overall, the CDC said, 45 states and the District of Columbia have reported the virus in people, birds or mosquitoes this year. Taking simple precautions can help you avoid mosquito bites and help to prevent the spread of these viruses.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Hurricane Lane strengthens to Category 5 storm as it nears Hawaii
Aug 23, 2018 - 01:26
The storm is now moving westward at 12 miles per hour (19 km/h) and should continue to move west through tonight. NASA satellite imagery shows the hurricane is now in the Central Pacific Ocean southeast of the islands.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Hawaii Prepares for Hurricane Lane
Aug 23, 2018 - 00:29
The islands will be on the northeast side of Lane, which is where the strongest winds and heaviest rains are found in hurricanes. Lane could become the first hurricane to directly make landfall in Honolulu since Hawaii became a state, Axios reported .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Twitch Drops Ad-Free Viewing for Prime Members
Aug 22, 2018 - 02:32
If people really want an ad-free Twitch experience, they will need to upgrade to the $8.99 per month Twitch Turbo . What you have to do is use your monthly subscription token on a channel that has ad-free viewing turned on.

Trump ‘not thrilled’ with Fed chairman over interest rate hikes
Aug 22, 2018 - 02:26
The Fed has been gradually raising interest rates since the end of 2015, with five hikes coming under Trump. It followed reports earlier in the day that Trump had criticised Powell at a private GOP fundraiser.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Nominees revealed for 2017/18 UEFA Player of the Year Awards
Aug 21, 2018 - 01:34
Major Club Honours Last Season: UEFA Champions League, UEFA Super Cup, Spanish Super Cup, FIFA Club World Cup . Ronaldo had 15 goals in 13 UCL matches en route to a Real Madrid Champions Cup victory over Liverpool .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Gatwick Airport Chaos Blamed on Broken Vodafone Fibre Cable
Aug 21, 2018 - 01:05
In farcical scenes, airport staff have been forced to write flight information on whiteboards in the middle of departure lounges. Pictures emerged on social media of crowds surrounding the board as they tried to get hold of their flight information.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Greg Rusedski unconvinced by 'extreme' Davis Cup format change
Aug 20, 2018 - 02:16
The ITF outlined the changes in conjunction with Kosmos, a company founded and chaired by Barcelona footballer Gerard Pique . Haggerty vows more money, about $25 million, will go to national tennis associations to invest in grassroots level support.

OnePlus 6T will reportedly launch at T
Aug 20, 2018 - 01:53
According to the article, the 6T will be released later this year for $550 and have one huge perk: it'll be sold through T-Mobile. Still, if you've been hoping for carrier support for OnePlus before you pick one up, that wait may be coming to an end soon.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Fortnite Patch v5.21 Released; Adds New Sniper, Modes, and More
Aug 20, 2018 - 01:33
Grenades now properly grant progress for the Week 5 Challenge: "Deal damage to players with a Clinger, Stink Bomb, or Grenade". The downside and bummer in this mode is that another favorite of the fans, the Minigun has been lowered from 2.5 to 1.5.