Sit back and relax! Because it seems like Trump vs. Google clash is going to continue a little longer.
Two days ago, we saw USA President Donald Trump accusing tech giant Google of promoting “bad news” against him in the search results; calling it “RIGGED.”
If those tweets weren’t enough to stir controversy, Trump has posted another video to attack Google. The video accuses the search engine’s ‘biased’ behavior of preferring Obama presidency over his.
The video claims that Google has stopped showcasing State Of The Union (SOTU) links on the search engine’s homepage, unlike Barak Obama tenure where the links always appeared. However, it seems that the latest tweet is just another mindless accusation of the President.
Google has also denied these claims, saying that the company doesn’t necessarily promote inaugural SOTU addresses, neither it did with Obama in 2009, nor with Trump in 2017.
Though, the company says it did promote the 2018 SOTU on its website. In support of the claim, a Reddit post has also surfaced which contains a screenshot showing the promotional link of the SOTU 2018.
As for not showcasing the links of previous SOTU, Google said “We have historically not promoted the first address to Congress by a new President, which is not a State of the Union address. As a result, we didn’t include promotion on google.com for this address in either 2009 or 2017.”
Besides, the screenshots in the video seem to be fake. Gizmodo pointed out that whoever made the video could have quickly pulled off a few old Google screenshots from the Wayback Machine, which of course, doesn’t always come up with accurate results.
Whatever may be the underlying reason, with Donald Trump going all out on Google it appears that war on Google will continue to move forward.