President Donald Trump has renewed his claims of bias against conservatives on the internet, accusing Google of rigging its results to show “bad” stories when users search for “Trump news.”
“Google search results for ‘Trump News’ shows only the viewing/reporting of Fake News Media,” the president said Tuesday on Twitter.
“In other words, they have it RIGGED, for me & others, so that almost all stories & news is BAD. Fake CNN is prominent. Republican/Conservative & Fair Media is shut out,” he added. “Google & others are suppressing voices of Conservatives.”
Trump suggested that Google’s actions could be “illegal” and he said that the situation would be addressed. He did not specify what actions he would take, or say what laws may have been violated.
Later in the day, the President reiterated his claims to reporters. Trump, without evidence, accused Google of “taking advantage of a lot of people.”
Trump, grouping Google in with Facebook and Twitter, said the tech companies are “treading on very, very troubled territory and they have to be careful.”