President Trump and Google Face Off 🥊

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Targeted tweets

On Tuesday morning, President Trump published a series of tweets targeted towards Sundar Pichai, the CEO of Google, that insinuated the company aided in Clinton’s 2016 campaign and is attempting to “illegally subvert the 2020 Election” in favor of the Democratic party. The succession of tweets ended with a directed warning: “We are watching Google very closely!”

Serving up biases?

Pres. Trump’s accusations came shortly after former Google engineer Kevin Cernekee claimed on Fox News that the company is biased against conservatives. Google has denied all allegations of political favoritism as well as testified that it is a nonpartisan organization in front of Congress.


LEANING RIGHT:

Fox News: Trump slams Google over alleged political bias: We're watching 'very closely’

The Daily Caller: Trump Lays Into Google’s CEO After Reports Suggest Company Wants To Thwart His Reelection

The right take Cernekee’s claims that he was fired for his political viewpoints at face value, and they use the allegation as evidence of Google’s bias. Articles also emphasize Trump’s claims that Google wants to thwart his reelection in 2020.

LEANING LEFT:

CNBC: Trump, without evidence, accuses Google of illegally swinging election against him in 2020

Washington Post: Trump accuses Google of anti-conservative bias without providing evidence

The left agree with Pichai’s argument that distorting search results would both hurt Google as a business and go against the company’s mission statement. Articles also highlight Google’s claim that Cernekee was not fired for being conservative but rather for misuse of company software.


Where's the common ground?

While right and left are firmly divided over whether Pres. Trump’s allegations towards Google are true, both sides agree that tampering with election results and favoring based on political standing should not be tolerated.

Something Google will always get right:

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