What is a search engine, anyway?

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President Trump this week slammed Google, claiming that the corporate “rigged” Google News Search effects to desire tales and information organizations important of the president.

To pressure house his declare about bias, Trump posted a video on Twitter this week with the hashtag #ForestallTheBias (which, on the time I wrote this, had four.36 million perspectives), claiming that Google promoted President Barack Obama’s State of the Union addresses, however stopped the apply when Trump took place of job.

In a remark issued to the clicking, a Google spokesperson mentioned that the corporate didn’t advertise on its homepage both Obama’s or Trump’s first “State of the Union” addresses as a result of technically they’re thought to be mere “addresses to a joint session” of Congress, the speculation being that brand-new presidents don’t seem to be in a place to show the “state of the nation.” Google additionally claimed that it did advertise Trump’s 2nd and most up-to-date State of the Union, a declare that screenshots discovered on social media and pages captured via the website online Wayback Machine seem to verify.

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