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Trump says Google is "suppressing voices of conservatives"

Trump says Google is

Trump has tweeted links to PJ Media stories before, so it's plausible his angry morning tweets were a direct result of his reading the recent article, which gained traction in conservative circles since its publishing Saturday.

Larry Kudlow, President Trump's economic adviser, said this morning that the administration is going to look into whether the government should be regulating Google's search engine. "96% of results on "Trump News" are from National Left-Wing Media, very unsafe". Far Right-leaning media picked up the story and ran with it.

"In fact, left-leaning sites comprised 96 percent of the total results", Bolyard wrote, while acknowledging that her methods are "not scientific".

What is known is that Google typically ranks popular, trusted news outlets ahead of others. According to Google, the rankings are supposed "to promote original journalism, as well as to expose users to diverse perspectives". On multiple occasions since the start of his campaign, Trump has raised the possibility of changing laws in response to unfavorable coverage from newspapers like The New York Times and The Washington Post. And of course, the results have a lot to do with the specific terms you choose to search.

HuffPost has reached out to Google for comment.

A quick search by WRAL Techwire showed that Fox news, which certainly can not be labeled "left-wing media" is the second item when searching for Trump news.

"We'll let you know", Kudlow said. "We look at behavior". Today, Google Search is much more complex, utilizing complex machine-learning functions like RankBrain and an evolving set of algorithms with names like Hummingbird, Panda, Penguin and Pigeon.

Aha! A big tech company caught red handed pushing its progressive agenda. He has previously accused social media companies, which include Twitter Inc and Facebook Inc, of censorship. The president has used the platform to accuse technology companies of political bias. Rep Steve King, a Republican from Iowa, asked Facebook about falling traffic for controversial conspiracy site Gateway Pundit. In an August 20 interview with Reuters, Trump referenced the recent decisions by Facebook and Apple News to remove conspiracy peddler Alex Jones from the platforms, calling the choice "really unsafe". "Twitter Chief Executive Jack Dorsey and Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg are among those confirmed to be attending the hearings", the report said.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg are expected to testify on Capitol Hill on September 5, when the issue is expected to be raised by GOP lawmakers.