Google denies rigging search results against Trump (UPDATE)

Google denies rigging search results against Trump (UPDATE)
President Donald Trump has already attacked Amazon this year, falsely claiming that the company is ripping off the U.S. Post Office. The president's animosity toward Amazon is based on unflattering items written about him in The Washington Post, which is owned by Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos. Now, Mr. Trump's attention has turned to Google and its search technology.

The president today sent out a tweet accusing Google of "rigging" its search results so that stories critical of Trump, which he calls "Fake News," are prominently listed. In the tweet, Trump states that when searching for "Trump News," 96% of the stories that appear are from what he calls the, "National Left-Wing Media." What set off Trump this morning was a story from PJ Media titled "96 Percent of Google Search Results for 'Trump' News Are from Liberal Media Outlets," which was repeated on Fox News over the weekend.

UPDATE: White House economic advisor Lawrence Kudlow says that the administration is looking into regulating Google Search.

At first, we decided to test this by punching "Trump News" into Google Search and the first story on top came from the only source of news that Trump likes, FOX News. However, we should point out that the story was not a positive one for the president. That was followed by reports from CNN, USA Today, Bloomberg, and ABC News. The problem here is that when you limit yourself to one media outlet and label the rest as "Fake News," Google's search results are going to seem skewed against you.

This morning, Google released a statement denying that it rigs search results for political purposes. The complete statement can be found below:


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67 Comments

1. Cat97

Posts: 1983; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

I agree that Google is not doing this, it's just that all the press has gone mad against Trump and Google's algorithms look at popularity of the website, interest in articles, etc. Since those articles are front-page on every press site, it's only logical that Google picks them up first.

6. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1475; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

Next you'll see Trump going after certain letters in the alphabet because he feels they're against him... Mr. Trump, if you can't handle fair and honest criticism, as opposed to for example Fox News relentlessly sucking your d*ck, then might I suggest leaving the White House for a little house on the prairie where you can't get internet and then we can go back to fixing this country.

35. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

OMG 'Google is not doing this' ????? Just type 'trump' in the google search and you will see what come. LOL All the selection of the most bashing Trump from CNN, WAPO and the gang. No one news of the positive things Trump is doing on first 100 pages,

37. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

FOX is the most popular. Right? Even if seldom, there is article by the most popular news organization FOX - it would be only if it's critical to Trump. Well FOX is balanced and try to be fair , not like the resistance,

44. TechNeck

Posts: 657; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

Fox is nowhere near balanced...

65. audibot

Posts: 687; Member since: Jan 26, 2017

they have hosts that are pro and non-pro trump lets look at the rest all haters one america news is great as well

47. MarmiteTheDog

Posts: 192; Member since: Jul 31, 2017

"FOX is balanced" I suppose one might think that if you are a Nazi

48. Paximos

Posts: 283; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

If you look the word Balanced in dictionary, the first word that comes up is fox

51. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Did you actually check all the first 100 pages? It just make sense if all the top result is bashing Trump, since more than 70% of all news about Him, is bashing Him. And because those negative news it's popular and get more visits, Google places them in top result.

52. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Check on Bing. Their news result with keyword "Trump" also negative news about Him. (plus some news about He blame Google)

66. audibot

Posts: 687; Member since: Jan 26, 2017

i turned that off since it only pulls from msn, cbs, cnn, politico, wash post,nyt and a few other leftist media and maybe 2 stories from fox

77. tedkord

Posts: 17482; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

He's not doing positive things.

50. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

" The problem here is that when you limit yourself to one media outlet and label the rest as "Fake News," Google's search results are going to seem skewed against you. " What kind of an asshole reasoning is that???

67. audibot

Posts: 687; Member since: Jan 26, 2017

thats a leftist from europe or russia that doesnt like trump i dont know why people in other countries feel they have any say in what is going on in someone else's political leadership

74. TheOracle1

Posts: 2340; Member since: May 04, 2015

You may want to do some research on US interference in foreign countries and stop watching Fox News.

78. tedkord

Posts: 17482; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

It's the reasoning of the asshole in the White House.

3. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

This has what to do with phones? Is every other article going to be about Trump or politics? please, just write about the main topic of the site.

19. lyndon420

Posts: 6897; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

We use Google on our phones, so....yeah.

20. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Nice stretch.

23. 87186

Posts: 312; Member since: Aug 01, 2014

not a stretch at all.

4. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2280; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Excuse the irrelevance but is there a leak suggesting that the pixel3's display is wider than that of nexus 6p?

5. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

How dare you ask a phone related question on *PhoneArena*

7. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

IKR, especially in this politic-themed article.. /s

8. Supraman21

Posts: 467; Member since: Jun 09, 2010

Ok I'm not defending Trump as he's complete douche nozzle but just Google white inventors or white couple's. Don't give me that s**t that Google doesn't manipulate search results.

9. cmdacos

Posts: 4334; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Weird. White investors come up. That's crazy! And if I change it to Asian inventors, Indian inventors, etc it gives me those results as well!!! What is Google thinking???? /S

15. Supraman21

Posts: 467; Member since: Jun 09, 2010

Ahh my bad I meant to look at the images

53. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

It show black-and-white images, which make sense. Since all the inventors we usually found in textbox only have BW photos, and "white" is rarely used to refer a race. Try use bing.com with that keyword, it will also show the almost same image result with google.

11. rouyal

Posts: 1584; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

I think you meant search Google Images for "white American inventors"

10. kiko007

Posts: 7521; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Watch that orange pussy complain anyway like the fat f**kwit he is.

12. rouyal

Posts: 1584; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

Oh boy. Mad cause your boy Trudeau got played for a fool over the Mexico-USA trade deal? Get rid of that pajama boy! WTF was he wearing on his trip to India?! What an embarrassment...for Canada.

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