The only friends Hillary has are those she paid for. Unfortunately for Americas, these ‘friends’ are extremely influential in day-to-day matters. Check out what Donald has to say on this.
Donald Trump has responded after a video went viral this week claiming to show Google has been fiddling with autocomplete results to suppress terms unfavorable to Hillary Clinton.
The presumptive Republican presidential nominee told Business Insider that if the claim it is true, ‘it is a disgrace that Google would do that,’ adding ‘very, very dishonest.’
‘They should let it float and allow people [to] see how crooked she really is,’ he told the business site in a statement on Friday.
The accusation is based on Google queries conducted by SourceFed compared with searches it did on Bing and Yahoo for phrases that are unflattering to Clinton.
SourceFed Googled the terms ‘Hillary Clinton cri’ the word ‘crime’ is not in the first three autocomplete suggestions to pop up.
SourceFed’s researchers got crime reform, crisis and crime bill 1994, a video shows.
On Yahoo the search brought up the terms criminal charges, crimes and criminal, in that order. Bing’s search engine directed SourceFed to crimes, criminal and criminal investigation.
SourceFed found this odd given how many Google users search the terms ‘Hillary Clinton crimes.’
It also found it odd that on Google’s competitors’ sites, ‘Hillary Clinton ind’ brought up terms related to a possible indictment, the top completions are Indiana, India and independent voters.
Bing and Yahoo searches immediately brought up the word indictment and related phrases.
SourceFed therefore determined from its research that Google is ‘actively altering search recommendations in favor of Hillary Clinton’s campaign.’
The evidence: searches for Bernie Sanders soc – socialist – and Donald Trump rac – racist – on all three sites brought up the exact same results.
‘The intention is clear, Google is burying potential searches for terms that could have hurt Hillary Clinton in the primary elections over the past several months by manipulating recommendations on their site,’ SourceFed said in its video.
A spokesperson for the group says that is not true.
‘Google Autocomplete does not favor any candidate or cause. Claims to the contrary simply misunderstand how Autocomplete works.