Google denies Trump’s accusations of rigging his search results

After Trump slammed popular search engine Google on Twitter for rigging search results to only show negative reports regarding him, Google denied the claims.

Google’s spokesperson said its platform was not used to set a political agenda. “We do not bias our results toward any political ideology,” AFP reported. “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’s economic advisor Larry Kudlow said the administration was looking into the president’s claims.

Earlier, after 300 U.S newspaper editorials targeted Trump on ‘sustained assault on free press’, Trump hit back on Twitter, saying that The Boston Globe was ‘in collusion with other papers on free press” and that many of the media are “pushing a political agenda.”

The editorials had been published in response to President Donald Trump calling some media organizations ‘enemies of the American people’, Reuters reported. The Boston Globe first published an editorial, joined by the New York Times and a number of smaller newspapers headquartered in states that Trump had won during the 2016 Presidential election.

The editorial board of The Boston Globe published a piece online on Wednesday accusing the U.S President of a “sustained assault on the free press.”

“The greatness of America is dependent on the role of a free press to speak the truth to the powerful,” the Globe piece said. “To label the press ‘the enemy of the people’ is as un-American as it is dangerous to the civic compact we have shared for more than two centuries.”

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