Google Responds To Trump’s Accusation Of Conservative Censorship

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Saagar Enjeti White House Correspondent
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Google responded to President Donald Trump’s accusation that it is censoring conservative news outlets in its search algorithm.

“‘Search’ is not used to set a political agenda, and we don’t bias our results toward any political ideology,” Google said, adding, “We continually work to improve Google Search and we never rank search results to manipulate political sentiment.”

Trump accused the company of censoring conservative news Tuesday morning after watching a report from the Fox Business Network. The Fox Business report stems from a report on PJMedia, which “performed a Google search for ‘Trump’ using the search engine’s ‘News’ tab and analyzed the results using Sharyl Attkisson’s media bias chart,” finding that “not a single right-leaning site appeared on the first page of search results.”

PJMedia broke the results down further, finding that “CNN, by a wide margin, appeared most frequently, with nearly twice as many results returned as the second-place finisher, The Washington Post. Other left-leaning outlets also fared well, including NBC, CNBC, The Atlantic, and Politico. The only right-leaning sites to appear in the top 100 were The Wall Street Journal and Fox News with 3 and 2 results respectively.”