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Google Search latest target in Trump’s “strategic” push to discredit the news

Quartz: “The White House is “taking a look” into regulating Google, Donald Trump’s top economic advisor said Tuesday morning, after the US president tweeted in the early morning hours that googling “Trump news” turned up too many negative results. Google search results has it “RIGGED, for me & others, so that almost all stories & news is BAD,” Trump wrote before 5am EDT, in tweets that were erased and then reposted hours later. Google & others “are suppressing voices of Conservatives and hiding information and news that is good. They are controlling what we can & cannot see!” he wrote. Asked by a reporter whether that meant there should be some sort of regulation for Google, economic advisor Larry Kudlow said “We’ll let you know. We’re taking a look at it.” Later, Trump told reporters he thought Google is “really taking advantage of a lot of people.” There are “literally thousands and thousands of complaints coming in,” he said. Google, Twitter, and Facebook are “really treading on very, very troubled territory and they have to be careful.”…”

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