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White House “looking into” Google: Kudlow

White House Economic Advisor Larry Kudlow told reporters Tuesday the administration was “looking into” Google, following claims by President Trump that the search engine was hiding “fair media” coverage of him.

WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES (CBS) – White House Economic Advisor Larry Kudlow told reporters Tuesday that the administration was “looking into” Google, following claims by President Trump that the search engine was hiding “fair media” coverage of him.

Google disputed Trump’s claim that the search engine behemoth was displaying only negative news about him when searching for his name, saying the company does not favor search results for political purposes.

“When users type queries into the Google Search bar, our goal is to make sure they receive the most relevant answers in a matter of seconds,” Google, whose parent company is Alphabet, said in a statement. “Search is not used to set a political agenda and we don’t bias our results toward any political ideology. Every year, we issue hundreds of improvements to our algorithms to ensure they surface high-quality content in response to users’ queries. We continually work to improve Google Search and we never rank search results to manipulate political sentiment.”

Trump said on Tuesday Google’s search engine was hiding “fair media” coverage of him, without providing evidence, and said he would address the situation, although he gave no details.

In a pair of tweets, Trump said Google search results for “Trump News” showed only the reporting of what he terms fake news media.

“They have it RIGGED, for me & others,” he said, blaming Google, part of Alphabet Inc, for what he said was dangerous action that promoted mainstream media outlets such as CNN and suppressed conservative political voices.

“This is a very serious situation-will be addressed!” Trump added. He did not offer any details.


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