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Google denies Trump’s claim that it ignored his speeches to Congress

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Published on September 03, 2018 with No Comments

Trump warns of ‘violent’ change if Democrats win mid-term poll

US President Donald Trump warned evangelical leaders that if Republicans lose control of Congress in the midterm elections, Democrats will institute change “quickly and violently”, a media report said.

At a meeting with those leaders at the White House, Trump said everything was at stake for his conservative agenda if his party loses in November, according to an audiotape of the meeting obtained by The New York Times.

Google has denied President Donald Trump’s claim on that the search engine promoted President Barack Obama’s State of the Union addresses but not his own annual address in January. Trump tweeted a video on Twitter that read: “For years, Google promoted President Obama’s State of the Union on its homepage. When President Trump took office, Google stopped.” It shows the site’s homepage on the dates of presidential speeches from 2012 through 2018, highlighting the section of the page where a link would be posted to a YouTube live stream of the speeches.

In the video, the links to all of Obama’s State of the Union addresses are shown but there are no links to Trump’s first address to Congress in February 2017 or his State of the Union address last January. Trump added the hashtag, “#StopTheBias.”

However, a spokesperson from Google has said the video was inaccurate.

In a statement to a leading TV channel from US the spokesperson said, “On January 30, 2018, we highlighted the live stream of President Trump’s State of the Union on the google.com homepage. We have historically not promoted the first address to Congress by a new President, which is technically not a State of the Union address. As a result, we didn’t include a promotion on google.com for this address in either 2009 or 2017.”

Earlier, Trump had accused Google of rigging its results to show “bad” stories when users search for “Trump news.” In a pair of tweets, the President suggested Google’s actions could be illegal and said the situation would be addressed. “Search is not used to set a political agenda and we don’t bias our results toward any political ideology,” a Google spokesperson said in a statement. “We continually work to improve Google Search and we never rank search results to manipulate political sentiment.”




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