Google responds to Trump's claim that they are 'suppressing conservatives'

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  • In a series of tweets Tuesday morning, President Donald Trump accused Google of "silencing the voices of conservatives and hiding information and news that is good."
  • Google issued a statement in response, saying search was "not used to set a political agenda and we don't bias our results toward any political ideology."
  • Trump also said his issues with Google "will be addressed," but he hasn't expanded on that.

Google has responded to two tweets President Donald Trump sent early Tuesday accusing the company of intentionally "silencing the voices of conservatives and hiding information and news that is good" with its search results.

"Search is not used to set a political agenda, and we don't bias our results toward any political ideology," Google told Business Insider in a statement, adding that it prioritized relevancy and quality.

Trump, appearing to cite a figure from an unscientific study carried out by a conservative opinion blog, claimed that 96% of Google's search results of his name were "from National Left-Wing Media," calling it a "very serious situation" that "will be addressed." He did not explain how the government might act on the issue.

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