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US: Trump White House “taking a look” at regulating Google

 |  August 28, 2018

White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said Tuesday, August 28, that the Trump administration is “taking a look” at imposing regulations on Google following the president’s tweet Tuesday morning accusing the search giant of favoring news outlets critical of him in search results.

Trump tweeted early Tuesday morning that Google’s search results only show reporting from what he labeled the “fake news media.”

“They have it RIGGED, for me & others, so that almost all stories & news is BAD,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “Fake CNN is prominent. Republican/Conservative & Fair Media is shut out.”

Google, in a statement, stated its searches aren’t politically biased, “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,” Google continued. “We continually work to improve Google Search and we never rank search results to manipulate political sentiment.”

Full Content: The Washington Post

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