This morning, President Donald Trump smartly attacked Google, accusing the company of rigging its search engine to promote “Fake News Media.”
Before 6 a.m. — the time most presidents have historically reserved for self-Googling — Trump tweeted:
“Google search results for ‘Trump News’ shows only the viewing/reporting of Fake News 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?”
A search engine company making it so all stories and news “is BAD” would be like a journalist pointing out a president’s inability to grasp subject-verb agreement. BAD! And quite possibly illegal.
It appears the president’s source for this information on Google’s nefarious activity stemmed from a non-scientific study conducted by a totally non-biased right-wing blog called PJ Media that was cited by the equally non-biased, objectively Trump-adoring Fox Business host Lou Dobbs.
The blog post claimed that left-leaning media organizations made up 96 percent of the search results when “Trump News” was searched, with “left-leaning” basically meaning anything that isn’t Breitbart or Infowars or PJ Media or other notably reliable places to find news that confirms your hatred of “the libs.”
The Washington Post noted: “But nowhere did the editor and blogger reckon with the fact that the sheer volume of content produced by different outlets plays a major role in determining the share of results they claim.”
The newspaper also pointed out that “Google search results are affected not only by region but also by personal search history.”
Classic left-leaning Washington Post move, trying to jam facts and an understanding of the search engine in question down our throats.
Google itself released a statement saying: “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. Search is not used to set a political agenda and we don’t bias our results toward any political ideology.”
Yeah, right. Like I’m going to trust Google! That would be un-American.
To get to the bottom of all this, I went to Google to find my own facts. And you won’t believe what I uncovered.
The search engine is CLEARLY BIASED against Donald Trump.
Here’s the evidence:
- When I search the words “dumb presidential tweets,” all I get are results involving tweets sent by Trump. Are you telling me Harry Truman never sent a dumb tweet? Please.
- A search of “presidents with small hands” brings up nothing but left-leaning FAKE NEWS sources referring to Trump, who we know has the largest, most beautiful hands of any president ever. Disgusting.
- A Google Images search of “president Russian hookers” brings up — you guessed it — a bunch of pictures of President Trump but NONE of any of the other American presidents. Shameful bias.
- Perhaps worst of all, if you search Google News for the exact phrase “Trump is an American hero,” the results read: “No results found for ‘Trump is an American hero.’” Case closed. Bias confirmed.
Larry Kudlow, President Trump’s economic adviser, said this morning that the administration is going to look into whether the government should be regulating Google’s search engine.
That’s a smart move by people who clearly know exactly what they’re talking about regarding search engine algorithms because they heard about it from an old guy on television.