After lashing out at Google on Tuesday in a host of tweets, U.S. President Donald Trump once again took to Twitter on Wednesday to post a video that claimed the search giant stopped sharing State of the Union addresses on its homepage right from the time when he took office.
The video in question shows screenshots of all State of the Union addresses from 2012 to 2018. In the beginning, it shows how many of President Barack Obama’s State of the Union addresses were highlighted on Google homepage. Then, it shows screenshots of the most recent two years, with no links to Trump State of the Union addresses been highlighted.
“For years, Google promoted President Obama’s State of the Union on its homepage,” the video says adding “When President Trump took office, Google stopped.”
Trump posted the video with a hashtag, “#StopTheBias.” The video has already amassed more than 2.5 million views. It remains unclear if the Trump administration made the video or it was made by a third party and shared by the President.
In response, a Google spokesperson said that the search engine did not feature the link in 2017 for Trump’s speech to Congress and neither did they do so for Obama’s first one in 2009 as the first speech is technically not a State of the Union address.
The spokesperson claimed that Google highlighted the live stream of President Trump’s State of the Union on its homepage on January 30, 2018.
Earlier on Tuesday, Trump accused Google of rigging the search results against him. He made bold claims against the search giant and said that it displays only negative news about the president when searching for his name. In fact, according to the U.S. President, fake news media make up for almost 96 percent of the news displayed in Google’s search for Trump News. He also went on to advise Google as well as other social media giants including Twitter and Facebook to be careful in the future.
Google has reiterated that its search feature is not used to set a political agenda and doesn’t bias results toward any political ideology.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 29, 2018