U.S. President Donald J. Trump said on Tuesday that Google was ‘rigged’ as the search engine seemed to only surface negative articles about his administration.
He warned the internet giant, whose parent company is called Alphabet Inc, that it had “to be careful.”
“I think Google is really taking advantage of our people,” Trump said on Tuesday in the Oval Office.
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Trump said results for Googling “Trump News” only surfaced coverage from outlets like CNN and not conservative publications.
“Google, and Twitter and Facebook, they are really treading on very, very troubled territory, and they have to be careful,” Trump said. “It’s not fair to large portions of the population.”
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Trump’s economic adviser, Larry Kudlow, later told reporters that the White House was “taking a look” at Google, saying the administration would do “some investigation and some analysis,” without providing further details.
Google denied any political bias, saying the search engine is “not used to set a political agenda.”