President Trump’s top economic adviser said on Tuesday in the White House is looking into whether it should regulate Google.
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The White House is “watching” on the question of whether the government should regulate Google, President Trump’s top economic adviser said on Tuesday, hours after the commander-in-chief focused on the platform.
“We’ll let you know,” Larry Kudlow told reporters outside the White House when asked whether Trump is of the opinion Google and the search engine should be regulated, The Washington Post reported. “We’ll take a look at it.”
In a few of the early morning tweets, Trump promised to address what he called the ‘very serious situation’ of social media companies to “suppress” conservative voices and hide”, news that is good.”
Trump has recently begun to complain about the problem of social media companies moved to ban right-wing “Infowars” conspiracy theorist Alex Jones on their platforms.
Apple, YouTube and Spotify have permanently tore some of Jones’ content, Facebook has suspended him for 30 days and removed, a number of his pages, while Twitter gave him a week-long time-out.
The president does not have the name Jones – whose reputation which he once described as “awesome” – in one of his tweets on the subject.
The House Energy and Commerce Committee recently announced that Twitter chief Jack Dorsey will testify before the panel on Sept. 5 on the platform, the algorithms and the content of the supervision.
Google, based in Mountain View, California, responded to Trump’s tweetstorm Tuesday by saying: “When users type queries in the search bar of Google, our goal is to ensure that they receive the most relevant answers in a matter of seconds.
“Search is not used for a political agenda, and we are not bias our results in the direction of a political ideology,” a spokesperson said.
“Each year, we give hundreds of improvements to our algorithms to ensure that they get the surface of high-quality content in response to users’ queries. We continually work to improve Google Search and we never rank search results, to manipulate political sentiment.”
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This story was previously published in the New York Post.