Trump accuses Google of suppressing the conservative vote
President Trump and claims that the tech giant prioritizes ‘false news’ in the search results.
Google has refuted President Donald Trump’s accusation that the tech-giant snubbed his State of the Union address after the years of promoting President Obama addresses.
The claims were made in a 24-second video was posted on Twitter by Trump on Wednesday. The president also tweeted the hashtag “#StopTheBias.”
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 29, 2018
“For years, Google promoted President Obama’s State of the Union address on the homepage. When President Trump took office, Google stopped,” the video claims.
The video appears to show screenshots of the Google homepage from the date of the State of the Union addresses from 2012 to 2018. The screenshots for Feb. 28, 2017 and Jan. 30, 2018, during the first two years of Trump’s presidency, not to show more promotions for the State of the Union address on the Google homepage.
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In a statement, Google took with the exception of the receivables. “On January 30, 2018, we highlighted the livestream of President Trump’ s State of the Union on the google.com homepage. In the past We have not promoted the first speech to the Congress with a new President, which is technically not a State of the Union address. As a result, we do not include a promotion on google.com for this address in 2009-2017,” says a Google spokesperson.
A widely circulated screenshot of the Internet Archive, the Wayback Machine shows Google the promotion of President Trump ‘ s, 2018 State of the Union address dated Jan. 31, 2018. On Twitter, @WrockBro says that the date discrepancy is because the Wayback Machine follows GMT.
I digress, it seems the link *was* archived by the Wayback Machine. You just have to look to January 31, 2018, as it follows GMT. @jillianiles https://t.co/RfJIKpYGJX
— ?en?JPL (@WrockBro) August 30, 2018
Trump ‘ s, 2018 State of the Union address, beginning at 9:15 p.m. and on Jan 30, 2:10 pm GMT on the 31st of Jan.
The Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine documents over 336 billion Web pages.
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Earlier this week, said the President of Google and other tech companies are “treading on very, very difficult territory.” Trump ‘ s chief economic advisor, Larry Kudlow, also said the administration is looking to “regulate” from Google.
Trump’s warning came as he was meeting in the Oval Office with the president of FIFA, the international governing body of football. Trump had said in a few tweets earlier Tuesday that Google’s search results are “RIGGED, for me and others, so that almost all the stories & news is BAD.”
In response, Google said that the search is not used for a political agenda, and the results are not biased in the direction of a political ideology.
Fox News’ Kristin Brown and the Associated Press contributed to this article.
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