New Delhi, Aug 28: Google on Tuesday retaliated to the "political bias" charge levelled by United States President Donald Trump. The internet giant said its search engine is not manipulated to benefit any particular political group or ideology.
The clarification from Google came hours after Trump accused it of suppressing conservative stories and news reports which are positive about the work dones by his administration.
Google categorically denied the allegation of promoting or suppressing any form of content, claiming that search engine is not used to set a political agenda.
"We don’t bias our results toward any political ideology," a Googles spokesperson told AFP in a mailed reply, adding that the company's engineers are working round the clock to not only prevent the search engine from any sort of manipulation, but to also ensure "they surface high-quality content in response to users’ queries".
....results on “Trump News” are from National Left-Wing Media, very dangerous. Google & others are suppressing voices of Conservatives and hiding information and news that is good. They are controlling what we can & cannot see. This is a very serious situation-will be addressed!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 28, 2018
Trump claimed that 96 per cent of the results which the search engine props up are related to news outlets which are critical of him, particularly the CNN which he describes as the "source of fake news".
The US President had long been a critic of the mainstream press, accusing it of leaning towards the Left. In his presidential run, Trump had openly supported right-win web portals like Breitbart.com -- which have been accused by media critics of promoting neo-nazi sentiment among the American populace.