President Donald Trump’s latest grievance is with Google, a company he thinks is censoring search results to favor left-wing media outlets. Over the course of the last two days and starting with Trump’s parroting of a Fox News segment about Google search result bias, the president has intensified his criticism of Silicon Valley — not just Google, but Facebook and Twitter as well. The ensuing news cycle has been befuddling to say the least, as reporters, White House staff and members of Congress scramble to make sense of Trump’s increasingly misleading and unfounded claims of persecution. Here’s the latest updates on Trump’s war against the tech platforms.
The Google chief will be answering to GOP lawmakers in a private meeting
Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) has asked the Federal Trade Commission to investigate potential anti-competitive effects in Google’s search and digital advertising practices.
The president falsely claimed Google did not link to State of the Union addresses
President Donald Trump has once again accused Google, Facebook, and Twitter of vaguely defined censorship that ‘may not be legal,’ but said ‘we’re just going to see’ whether the platforms should be regulated.
The Trump administration has gone up against tech companies with harsh immigration limits and erratic trade policy. But his recent tirade against Google’s search results is a less-than-credible threat.
More veiled threats toward Google and other web platforms.
The president said that Google had ‘rigged’ its search results to suppress positive coverage