Hillary Clinton fires back at Trump over Google allegation
Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on Monday fired back at President Trump over his allegations that Google manipulated the 2016 elections in her favor.
“Google manipulated from 2.6 million to 16 million votes for Hillary Clinton in 2016 Election!” Trump had claimed earlier in the day.
Wow, Report Just Out! Google manipulated from 2.6 million to 16 million votes for Hillary Clinton in 2016 Election! This was put out by a Clinton supporter, not a Trump Supporter! Google should be sued. My victory was even bigger than thought! @JudicialWatch
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 19, 2019
Clinton pointed out that the study referenced by Trump was “debunked” and its methodology has been discredited.
In a statement on Monday, a Google spokesperson dismissed Epstein’s claim that its searches manipulated at least 2.6 million people into backing Clinton, pointing out it has been circulating for three years.
“This researcher’s inaccurate claim has been debunked since it was made in 2016,” the spokesperson said. “As we stated then, we have never re-ranked or altered search results to manipulate political sentiment.”
“Our goal is to always provide people with access to high quality, relevant information for their queries, without regard to political viewpoint.”
Trump has been railing against the country’s largest tech companies for months, alleging the platforms routinely censor conservative voices. The companies have vehemently denied that politics plays any role in their content moderation decisions, and social media experts have found little evidence that the platforms are biased against conservatives beyond individual anecdotes.
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