US President Donald Trump accused leading tech giants Google, Facebook, and Twitter for displaying “rigged” results and showing only “bad” stories about him and other conservatives. Raging upon these social media platforms, he said they are “treading on very, very troubled territory and they have to be careful.”
Trump said in a statement, “Google has really taken advantage of a lot of people and I think that’s a very serious thing and it’s a very serious charge. They better be careful because they can’t do that to people.” Saying that all the Google’s search results are against him, he said: “Google search results for ‘Trump News’ shows only the viewing/reporting of fake new Media.”
He reprimanded Google in his tweet as well.
Google, later, spoke on the spate of allegations: “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.”
“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,” said a spokesperson from Google on Tuesday in a statement.
Giving not many details about the same, Trump’s economic advisor Larry Kudlow told the reporters that “White House is looking into it” which means whether Google subdues President’s messages or not.
Spokespersons from Twitter and Facebook denied any kind of biases on their platforms.
Just after Trump’s allegations on world’s most used search engine, its Nasdaq ratings dropped down by 0.5 percent.