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>> Google, and Twitter, and Facebook. They're really treading on very, very troubled territory and they have to be careful. It's not fair to large portions of the population.>> President Trump hurling new accusations at Google as he steps up an attack on tech and social media companies. It's started with a pair of tweets, Tuesday, when Trump made unproven claims that Google searches for quote Trump news are rigged to show only negative results that quote, are suppressing voices of Conservatives and hiding information and news that is good.
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Trump's tweets hinting his desire for some kind of crackdown. White House Economic Advisor, Larry Kudlow, saying.>> We're just looking into it.>> Okay, just looking into it, just leave it at that.>> But the attack shows the lack of understanding about Google searches says, Reuters media and telecom editor, Ken Lee.
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>> The top results are driven by some measure of relevancy, one of which is how many other websites link back to that page. So popular sites like CNN.com and NewYorkTimes.com tend to appear higher on search rankings, because many people read them and many people actually link back to them as an authoritative source.
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A site that like InfoWars, for instance, may not have that kind of search rank.>> Google's response, quote, we don't bias our results toward any political ideology and we never rank search results to manipulate political sentiment. Trump’s bias claim comes as social media companies face pressure to stop foreign entities from disrupting American politics and to stop the spread of hate speech.
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>> The anger, I think, touches a nerve that is bipartisan.>> But industry attempts to comply have met with backlash, particularly from Conservatives, who claim they are being targeted with censorship. The issue will once again be center stage on Capitol Hill, when Google, Facebook, and Twitter executives testify next week.