White House To ‘Investigate’ Google Suppressing Conservative News

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Saagar Enjeti White House Correspondent
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The White House will investigate Google’s alleged suppressing of conservative news, National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow told reporters Tuesday morning.

“We’re just gonna do some investigations, some analysis, that’s what we do,” Kudlow told reporters. Kudlow’s comments come after President Donald Trump tweeted about Google after watching a report on the Fox Business Network.

“Google search results for ‘Trump News’ shows only the viewing/reporting of Fake New Media. In other words, they have it RIGGED, for me & others, so that almost all stories & news is BAD,” Trump tweeted Tuesday. “Fake CNN is prominent. Republican/Conservative & Fair Media is shut out. Illegal? 96% of results on ‘Trump News’ are from National Left-Wing Media, very dangerous. Google & others are suppressing voices of Conservatives and hiding information and news that is good. They are controlling what we can & cannot see. This is a very serious situation-will be addressed!”


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 “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.”