Uh-oh: Trump Googled himself, and now he wants Google searches censored/regulated

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  1. Xzi
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    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news...himself-and-doesnt-like-what-he-sees-illegal/

    https://news.vice.com/en_us/article/vbjabj/trump-news-fake-google-twitter-search

    I'm surprised Trump finally wandered out on to the internet outside of Twitter. He's had a bad couple weeks, so it's not exactly shocking that a Google search returns a lot of negative results. As most of us know, Google uses an algorithm that gives you results based on a number of variables.

    So much for being the party of limited government. First they take their playbook straight out of Orwell's 1984*, now they want to censor any non-favorable news coverage.


    * "Facts are not facts," "do not believe your eyes and ears"
     
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  2. KiiWii

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    What a fucking tool.
     
  3. JellyPerson

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    I don't think that google should be promoting hateful sites, but I also think that trump is in the wrong here. This is almost orwellian.
     
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    if anyone now think trump is not starting a tyranical movement in our democracy needs there damn head examined for brain damage WAKE THE HELL UP CONGRESS
     
  5. nando

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    it's starting to look a lot like china
     
  6. Aletron9000

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    Google just finds sites that match that criteria. If so many news sites are saying these things about him, then it will show up in google. In my opinion, this is the stupidest thing i have heard yet.
     
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    Man.... He would not have seen it ever.... then someone HAD to bring it up!! HAD TOO
     
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    Wouldn't be the first time that Google has censored and/or manipulated the search results and rankings. Google and its liberal left-wing thinking and beliefs can very well prioritize unfavorable results to reflect its own political affiliation.
     
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    US is slowly turning into China under Trump's rule...
     
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    I feel like a snowflake joke should go here, but I don't feel like making it.

    Anyway, the main person suppressing news by calling it all fake news, is worried about being suppressed?
     
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    :rofl2:

    Okay, seriously: I don't believe a fucking word of it. It's an early april fool's joke...right? Right? :unsure:


    In case he's serious: just ignore him. Say something like "sure, Donald. We'll investigate it" and be done with it. Within a few days, he'll be mad at something/someone else ("It's raining HERE while the criminal democratic states have SUN! These rainclouds need to be regulated BETTER!!!:angry:" ) and he'll have forgotten this self-caused shit.
     
  12. Arras

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    I'm curious though. We all know Google prioritizes results partially based on how well known/popular resulting sites are, so hypothetically, what if it's just that liberal-leaning people do more google searches overall? It'd definitely affect what types of content resulted from a search, and not through any malicious "censoring/manipulating" on Google's part - it would just be what the majority wants to see, so it's what Google shows them. At that point, what would even need to be changed? You can't really tell companies to stop catering to their largest userbase.
     
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    I'm still not convinced I shouldn't support him or his supporters. I never voted for him. I never went to a protest with a torch or a rally. I just said to my peers I love my country and I was frowned upon. How can you guys wake up every day with so much built up anger? Do you want to see our country fall?
     
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    I support the guy, but he obviously has no clue how the technical world works. Or apparently freedoms.
     
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    US is becoming like China? lol. A few corporations got together to remove Alex Jones from their sites hours apart, and the big three ban/block conservatives or anyone that thinks differently, but Trump is the problem. It can't possibly be the same politicians that have been in office for 20+ years. Nahhh.
     
  19. Xzi
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    For god sake, even the algorithm is liberal now? Maybe Google simply prefers actual sourced news to opinion jockeys who just throw shit against the wall hoping something sticks.
     
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    The algorithm is literally machine learning. All google does is collect user searches and prioritize them. That and companies can promote their brand by paying Platforms like google to promote their brand on a higher level. Even then, most news outlets are bad or biased these days. So, is there really a good one out there Mr. Trump? No, I thought so. Also, who gives a flying fuck if Trump doesn't agree with Google prioritizing searches based on other world wide users interests. So the fuck what? He can't control a international company simply because he doesn't agree. Last time I checked, most of the worlds nations are Republican or Democratic (Not counting China or North Korea). Therefore, having one Nation decide the way a platform works on a International scale is beyond me.
     
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    Alex Jones is an extreme outlier, a guy who used his platform to attack individuals who had already been victimized by another tragedy. Youtube and others were well within their rights to stop providing that platform. Conservative pundits still haven't learned the rule of thumb in comedy/political commentary: you always punch up, never down.
     
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    Those platforms have the right to deny him service. It's funny because generally the right likes to argue this because of anti-gay or anti-Islam businesses denying service to those sets of people (or whomever else they want to).
     
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    He's being sued so let the courts decide that. The fact a few douchebags in silicon valley got together to determine his fate should be a red flag for all of us. All of these companies are well within their rights, that's why we need some sort of internet bill of rights.
     
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    Hey... Said things was his OWN groups rules that got him in trouble. "Business's have absolute rights to do what they want!" That's what they spout... until it happens to them.
     
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