In yet another attack on one of the giants of the Silicon Valley, Donald Trump has claimed that the search engine giant Google has rigged it’s search results to make him look bad. People who search for the latest news about the US president are in fact being shown intentionally damaging stories, he further added.

Trump even suggested that the search giant could be prosecuted for not showing enough positive stories about him. In a Tweet, he said “Google 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?”

Donald Trump

Announcing that he had studied the Google search results for “Trump news”, he went on to found out that most of them were “left-wing”.

“96 per cent of results on ‘Trump News’ are from National Left-Wing Media, very dangerous,” he continued. “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 addressed!”

Well, I don’t know when or from where Donald Trump accessed the web, but from what we’ve seen, the results return with a mixed bunch of news, ranging from positive to neutral to critical and the ever popular Trump memes.

Donald Trump

As far as Google’s search algorithm is concerned, I don’t think there are more than a handful of people who how know exactly it works. Thanks to regular updates, such as Hummingbird, the search engine filters its content to provide the most genuine and sought after content.

Google is yet to comment on the president’s allegations.


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  1. So you’re saying there’s no media agenda against a President doing what the majority of the people wanted? Have you read METRO articles? The BBC? The Guardian? The so-called ‘Independent’? I take it you’re not familiar with the overt and heavy-handed censorship of mainly conservative voices on You Tube? Facebook? Twitter?

    I do not think you have to be a fan of PRESIDENT Donald Trump, to see that there is a clear agenda here; one that is based on distortions and in some cases, outright LIES; one that will suppress the facts (lest those that aren’t in line with the agenda’s aims), and the truth, and vilify those who question. You can see straight through the facade.

    The algorithms don’t just randomly pick up on good and bad stories – there is a clear pattern.

    It’s wrong. It’s wrong when you only get to hear one side and the other gets labeled as something is is categorically not, such as racist/Nazi/right-wing/extreme. When you look at this from a more neutral perspective, you might just see that it’s not just the President who has raised this issue..it ultimately affects us all, regardless of our colour, creed or political affiliations (if any). Welcome to the new fascist agenda; one in which private, corporate, and political interests collude with tech giants in order to destroy a common enemy: the free mind. So in-between your brief article and any apparent attempts to denounce the gravity of what the man is saying, along with your obvious attempts to show a certain form of bias in your imagery, can you at least please consider what I’m saying? Thank you for your time. Have a great day, Sir.

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