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Boylard based her judgments on the political leanings of media outlets on a list by Sharyl Attkisson, host of Sinclair Television's "Full Measure" and author of "The Smear: How Shady Political Operatives and Fake News Control What You See, Think, and How You Vote". Trump's criticism and threat of action to somehow restrict Google was his latest attack on a major tech company, following a series of tweets about Amazon.com, which he accused of hurting small businesses and benefitting from a favorable deal with the U.S. He frequently berates news outlets for what he perceives as unfair coverage. The company, part of Alphabet Inc, denied any political bias in its search engine. Trump had claimed in a pair of tweets earlier Tuesday that Google search results are "RIGGED, for me & others, so that nearly all stories & news is BAD".
"I think Google is really taking advantage of a lot of people. It's not fair to large portions of the population".
Neither Trump nor the White House detailed how or under what legal justification they would use to probe Google.
"We'll let you know", Larry Kudlow told reporters outside the White House when asked whether Mr Trump believes Google and its search engine should be regulated, The Washington Post reported.
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Trump has insisted that Manafort and Cohen were charged with matters totally unrelated to his presidential campaign. Dershowitz said that while Trump has the right to fire Sessions, "I think it would be a mistake to fire anybody".
Shares of Alphabet closed down 0.8 percent at $1,245.86.
Google has responded to the outlandish claims, releasing a statement saying their algorithm is engineered to provide the most "relevant" answers without thought to political agenda. Google and others are suppressing voices of Conservatives and hiding information and news that is good. "Indeed, search engines are 'biased" in the sense that they privilege some information over others, ' said Eric Goldman, who heads Santa Clara University's High Tech Law Institute.
Trump's accusation of bias on the part of Google comes as social media companies have suspended accounts, banned certain users and removed content as they face pressure from the US Congress to police foreign propaganda and fake accounts aimed at disrupting American politics, including operations tied to Iran and Russian Federation. He has previously accused social media companies, which include Twitter and Facebook, of censorship. While some company executives may lean liberal, they have long asserted that their products are without political bias. Republican/Conservative & Fair Media is shut out.
Earlier this month, Alphabet's YouTube joined Apple Inc and Facebook in removing some content from Infowars, a website run by conspiracy theorist Alex Jones.