Trump accuses Google of hiding 'fair media' coverage of him, Tech Giant denies the President's claim

Tech giant Google has rejected claims by US President Donald Trump which alleges that the company's search engine was hiding “fair media” coverage of him without providing evidence.

In tweets made via his twitter handle on Tuesday morning, Trump wrote: “They have it RIGGED, for me & others,” blaming Google, part of Alphabet
Inc, for what he said was dangerous action that promoted mainstream media outlets such as CNN and suppressed conservative political voices.

“This is a very serious situation-will be addressed!” Trump added. He did not offer any details.


In a statement released by search engine giant, the company reiterated that it does not favor search results for political purposes.

“When users type queries into the Google Search bar, our goal is to make sure they receive the most relevant answers in a matter of seconds,” Google, whose parent company is Alphabet, said in a statement.

“Search is not used to set a political agenda and we don’t bias our results toward any political ideology. Every year, we issue hundreds of improvements to our algorithms to ensure they surface high-quality content in response to users’ queries. We continually work to improve Google Search and we never rank search results to manipulate political sentiment.”

Trump has regular derided news coverage of him by major news outlets including CNN, MSNBC, New York Times, Washington Post (owned by Amazon's CEO Jeff Bezos) and many more describing their news reports as "fake news" preferring conservative news media Fox News, which regular adulates and defend the president from his critics.

Trump's accusation comes at a time when several conservative and conspiracist's accounts have been suspended for hate speech and conspiracy driven content while certain users have been banned and content removed as social media companies face pressure from the U.S. Congress to police foreign propaganda and fake accounts aimed at disrupting American politics, including operations tied to Iran and Russia.

Tech companies have said they do not remove content for political reasons.




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