The Trump administration announced Tuesday its plans to “probe Google” over allegations the tech giant’s algorithms and search engine limit content created by prominent conservative and Republican voices.
The President warned the industry leader while speaking with reporters inside the Oval Office Tuesday, saying the company was “taking advantage” of people and was rapidly “treading on very troubled territory.”
“I think Google is really taking advantage of our people,” said the Commander-in-Chief. “Google, and Twitter and Facebook, they are really treading on very, very troubled territory, and they have to be careful. It’s not fair to large portions of the population.”
The President slammed the social platform on Twitter earlier this week, saying the search engine was “rigged” and that 96% of its results favored left-wing sources.
….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 addressed!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 28, 2018
GOOGLE GLITCH: Search Engine Labels Republicans as ‘NAZIS’ in Results
Technology giant Google came under fire Thursday after the search engine listed “Nazism” as the official ideology of the California Republican Party, sparking outrage from GOP supporters across the country.
According to Vice News, the term “Nazism” was used to describe the party’s ideology in the search engine’s “knowledge panel,” which shows quick information on a subject the user may be interested in.
Stay classy, Google
(and note the actual Wikipedia page does not include the Nazi reference, only the Google summary) pic.twitter.com/ohq0Hvg1QO
— Brian Riedl 🧀 (@Brian_Riedl) May 31, 2018
Google has since removed the party’s “ideology” panel from the search engine.
“It is disgraceful that the world’s largest search engine has labeled millions of California Republicans as Nazis,” said GOP congressman Kevin McCarthy.
“This is just the latest incident in a disturbing trend to slander conservatives. These damaging actions must be held to account. The bias has to stop,” he added.
Read the full story at Vice News.
GOOGLE GLITCH: The President POUNDS Google Over ‘RIGGED SEARCHES’ Against Republicans
President Trump took his war against social media censorship to the next level Tuesday morning; blasting tech giant Google over recent reports that 96% of its search results were from the “left-wing media.”
“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? 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 addressed!” tweeted Trump.
The President’s comments come days after he slammed social media giants Facebook and Twitter for “censoring” conservative voices and limiting their reach for millions of Americans.