AUGUST 28, 2018
President Trump took to Twitter Tuesday to highlight research indicating that Google is artificially boosting leftist news reports that are overwhelmingly negative about his Presidency.
Trump described the findings as ‘very serious’ and vowed to take action.
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. 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 original report from PJ Media’s Paula Bolyard suggests that of the first 100 results provided by Google for “Trump news,” almost all were from left-leaning outlets.
“Google has maintained that all outlets are treated fairly, but nevertheless, conservative sites have reported reduced search traffic and, in the case of Google-owned YouTube, content creators have been banned and demonetized.” Bolyard writes.
Bolyard found only five stories by conservative news sites turned up on Google’s search results. Three of those were from the Wall Street Journal and two from Fox News.
Bolyard also noted that CNN stories mostly populated the search results, after she conducted the experiment on multiple different computers owned by and registered to different people.
A cursory search shows this to be accurate:
“While not scientific, the results suggest a pattern of bias against right-leaning content,” she writes.
The top 10 sites that had the most results show that only one is right-leaning: 1. CNN (21), 2. Washington Post (11), 3. NBC (11), 4. CNBC (8), T5. The Atlantic (5), T5. Politico (5), T5. New York Times (5), 8. Vox (4), T9. CBS (3) and T9. Wall Street Journal (3).
It’s not the only research that indicates Google’s algorithm works with a left wing bias.
A study by search engine optimization company “Can I Rank” found exactly the same outcome.
The research found that search results are 40% more likely to contain pages with a “Left” or “Far Left” slant than they are pages from the right.
In addition, 16% of political keywords such as “gun control”, “abortion”, “TPP”, and “Black Lives Matter” contained zero right-leaning pages on the first page of results.
In addition to the obvious hypocrisy of a supposedly neutral information source favoring certain political leanings, research from psychologist Dr. Robert Epstein has found that negative search results can shift the voting preferences of undecided voters by up to 43.4 percent.
In this sense, Google is enabling election manipulation.
The findings are hardly surprising given that Google is one of the leaders of the big tech move to censor conservative content on the internet.
Conservative employees within Google has leaked information suggesting that the company is dominated by a far-left doctrine. Those who speak up in opposition to it are risking their careers.
The company is facing a class-action lawsuit from former employees who have charged that it discriminates on the basis of political viewpoint, race, and gender.