Donald Trump Slams Google For â€œRiggingâ€ Search Results Against Him
With just two-part tweet from President Trump, Google tagged â€œAmericaâ€™s greatest companiesâ€ by the same President back in July while defending them against EUâ€™s harsh Android fine, finds itself in â€œa very serious situationâ€ that â€œwill be addressedâ€.
Trumpâ€™s dig on Google is based on his belief that â€œGoogle and othersâ€ are suppressing voices and news that is Good. The 72-year-old president is accusing Google of rigging search results to paint him bad by displaying negative stories about him from â€œfake new mediaâ€.
In the first tweet, Trump says that search results for â€œTrump Newsâ€ only shows stories and news that are bad. The US President specifically mentions CNN and labels it as fake.
Google search results for â€œTrump Newsâ€ shows only the viewing/reporting of Fake News 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….
â€” Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 28, 2018
The second tweet, he states, without proper sources, that 96% of search results from the above-mentioned search term are from â€œNational left-wing mediaâ€, which according to him is very dangerous. Donald Trump goes ahead to say that Google and others are controlling what people can and cannot see.
Hmm… Googling â€œTrump news,â€ hereâ€™s a screenshot of the results. The top story is from Fox News, and there are now two mentions of Trumpâ€™s complaints about Google searches. pic.twitter.com/AhhxSvPlwk
â€” Daniel W. Drezner (@dandrezner) August 28, 2018
The last part of Trumpâ€™s tweets could easily be seen as a threat and that can attract unnecessary attention to him as people would want to see how exactly he plans to address Google following his claims. However, we note that Googleâ€™s search results vary from one user to another based on a lot of factors and maybe thereâ€™s a reason behind Trumpâ€™s search results that only he can tell us.