Donald Trump vowed to address Google allegedly using search
results to show "Fake News Media" in a bid to suppress
conservative voices in a manner he called "very dangerous."
Twitter on Tuesday morning:
search results for "Trump News" shows only the
viewing/reporting of Fake New Media. In other words, they
have it RIGGED, for me & others, so that almost all
stories & news is BAD. Fake CNN is prominent.
Republican/Conservative & Fair Media is shut out.
Illegal? 96% of results on "Trump News" are from National
Left-Wing Media, very dangerous. Google & others are
suppressing voices of Conservatives and hiding information
and news that is good. They are controlling what we can
& cannot see. This is a very serious situation-will be
has previously called out Twitter for "shadow banning"
prominent conservatives, saying the practice was "illegal"
and his administration would look into it.
96% figure appears to come from a PJMedia,
a conservative opinion blog that wrote on Saturday a
blog which used unscientific methods to estimate that 96% of
Trump news Google search results come from liberal media
US media has long stood accused of a generally liberal bias
by the Republican party, and the most read and viewed US
media platforms excluding Fox News and the Wall Street
Journal all consistently rank mildly liberal by independent
media reviewers such as the Columbia Journalism Review.
Google search represents a product from the Alphabet
Company, a publicly traded company, it's unclear how the US
government could address or direct its largely automated
service to behave differently.
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