President Donald Trump warned Silicon Valley giants Twitter, Facebook and Google from taking action which is biased against conservatives, in a Tuesday appearance in the Oval Office.
“Google has taken advantage of a lot of people. It’s a very serious thing and a very serious charge,” Trump declared adding “I think what Google and what others are doing — if you look at what is going on at Twitter, look at what is going on in Facebook — they better be careful. You can’t do that to people.”
The president continued “I think that Google and Twitter and Facebook — they’re really treading on troubled territory. They have to be careful. It’s not fair to large portions of the population. Thanks very much”
The president 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.”
Google denied the allegations saying its “search” function is not used to set a political agenda, and we don’t bias our results toward any political ideology,” adding, “We continually work to improve Google Search and we never rank search results to manipulate political sentiment.”