Trump claims Google is gaming results with bad news about him

Trump claims Google is gaming results with bad news about him

Trump claims Google is gaming results with bad news about him

President Donald Trump lashed out at Google and other internet firms in an early morning pair of tweets, calling them "rigged" in the way that they rank news about his presidency. But the criteria by which Google selects news outlets and stories to feature-criteria which include longevity, reputation, linking, search history, and more-are known.

Trump gave only once specific example, saying "Fake CNN is prominent".

President Donald Trump claims Google has "shut out" conservative news from its search results, and suggests the search results are "illegal".

Blaming Google for what he said was unsafe action that promoted mainstream media outlets such as CNN and suppressed conservative political voices, Trump added, "This is a very serious situation-will be addressed!"

The Mountain View, California-based tech company says it makes "hundreds of improvements" to its algorithms every year to ensure "high-quality content" is returned in response to users' queries. "This is a very serious situation-will be addressed!" tweeted Trump.

"He doesn't like the coverage he sees, particularly in the Google search results", Roberts said.

Then, he promised that the situation would be "addressed".

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Google strongly rejected any bias claims. The site used a classification that ranks nearly every mainstream news outlet - other than Fox News, the Wall Street Journal, the Economist, and DailyMail.com - as leftwing. In advance of that hearing, Dorsey has been on a media tour, discussing a wide range of topics (including perceptions of bias) with mainstream and conservative news outlets.

Boylard based her judgments on the political leanings of media outlets on a list by Sharyl Attkisson, host of Sinclair Television's "Full Measure" and author of "The Smear: How Shady Political Operatives and Fake News Control What You See, Think, and How You Vote". Finally, we used CanIRank's SEO software to analyze how each URL compared in dozens of different ranking factors to determine whether Google's algorithm treated websites similarly regardless of their political slant.

In his Twitter comments, the US president complained that Google searches for "Trump news" brought up mostly negative stories about him. Trump has tweeted links to PJ Media stories before, so it's plausible his angry morning tweets were a direct result of his reading the recent article, which gained traction in conservative circles since its publishing Saturday. John McCain, R-Ariz. And there was an NBC story about the surge of Muslim candidates inspired to run for office across the country by Trump's election.

'We will look into this discriminatory and illegal practice at once! Last week, the president accused social media platforms of "silencing millions of people".

He has also previously hit out at Amazon, which he says hurts small businesses and benefits from a favourable deal with the US Postal Service.

This article was written by Isaac Stanley-Becker, a reporter for The Washington Post.

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