Poll Context: Donald Trump has responded to SourceFed’s allegation that Google manipulated its search recommendations to avoid directing users to negative results about Hillary Clinton.
In a comment to Business Insider, the presumptive Republican nominee said the following:
If this is true, it is a disgrace that Google would do that. Very, very dishonest.
They should let it float and allow people [to] see how crooked she really is.
Earlier today, Breitbart Tech reported on the claims, initially presented in a video from the tech channel SourceFed.
In the video, which has accumulated more than 260,000 views on YouTube since publication, SourceFed’s Matt Lieberman demonstrated that Google’s search recommendations for Hillary Clinton did not include commonly searched-for combinations such as “Hillary Clinton crime” and “Hillary Clinton indictment.”
By comparison, search recommendations on Bing and Yahoo did show these results.
The video went on to draw attention to the links between Google, its CEO Eric Schmidt, Hillary Clinton, and the Obama administration. Schmidt was a founding investor in “The Groundwork,” an organization that aims to harness the technological capabilities of Silicon Valley to put Clinton in the White House. Google’s head of public policy, meanwhile, Johanna Shelton, has made more than 125 visits to the White House while Obama has been in office.