Sections

ideals
Business Essentials for Professionals



Trump Alleges Google Is “Bias” Against Him, Company Refutes Charge


08/30/2018


Trump Alleges Google Is “Bias” Against Him, Company Refutes Charge
Stepping up his tirade against the search engine Google, US president Donald Trump has continued to allege that it is biased against him.
 
Trump blamed that the landing page of Google apparently promoted the State of the Union addresses of former president Barack Obama and not his speech, in a video posted by him on Tweeter on Wednesday night.
 
The allegations have been denied by the search engine firm.
 
Trump has been making such allegations for the part two days and the tweet was the latest in that attack against Google. Trump has claimed that the search engine only shows negative news about him. This charge has also been refuted by Google.
 
Trump has also alleged that they were “trying to silence” people and suggested that such activities could be illegal. He however did not furnish any evidence of to support the allegations.
 
 “I think that Google and Facebook and Twitter … treat conservatives and Republicans very unfairly,” Trump told reporters at the White House earlier on Wednesday.
 
Since those tirades against Google, Trump officials haver said that they are investigating whether Google’s search engine could be regulated because of the so-called “unfair” treatment.
 
A picture of Google.com on various dates throughout Obama’s presidency and a link to watch the State of the Union Address was poste din the video by Trump on Wednesday.
 
However, the video also then goes on to show a picture of the website of Jan. 30. 2018, the date when Trump made had delivered his State of the Union address earlier this year.
 
Apparently, there is no links on the picture to watch that address by Trump.
 
Google officials later said that Trump’s speeches were promoted by the search engine.
 
“On January 30 2018, we highlighted the livestream of President Trump’s State of the Union on the google.com homepage,” a Google spokesperson told the media in an e-mailed response.
 
A Google spokesperson also said that the company does not generally promote speeches to Congress.
 
“We have historically not promoted the first address to Congress by a new President, which is technically not a State of the Union address. As a result, we didn’t include a promotion on google.com for this address in either 2009 or 2017,” the spokesperson said in the emailed statement.
 
“I think it’s a very serious problem because they’re really trying to silence a very large part of this country, and those people don’t want to be silenced. It’s not right. It’s not fair. It may not be legal, but we’ll see. We just want fairness,” Trump added Wednesday.
 
The search algorithms of Google are non-political and are designed in a manner so that a user gets the most topical results.
 
“Search is not used to set a political agenda and we don’t bias our results toward any political ideology,” the company said in a statement.
 
(Source:www.globalnews.ca)