Aug 28, 2018

Trump warns Google, Facebook and Twitter in row over bias

US President Donald Trump has warned Google, Twitter and Facebook they are "Treading on troubled territory" amid a row over perceived bias. Speaking to reporters at the White House, Mr Trump said Google had "Really taken a lot of advantage of a lot of people, it's a very serious thing". In an earlier tweet, Mr Trump accused Google of prioritising negative news stories from what he described as the "National left-wing media". Mercedes Bunz, a senior lecturer in digital technology at King's College London, told BBC News it was highly unlikely that Google was deliberately ranking news according to political bias. In his tweets, President Trump claimed that 96% of the news articles presented by Google in response to the phrase "Trump news" were from left-wing news outlets.

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