Aug 29, 2018 - Politics & Policy

Trump targets Google for plugging Obama's speeches, but not his

President Trump continued his Twitter campaign against Google Wednesday evening, posting a video that shows Google home pages promoting several of former President Obama's State of the Union addresses, but not the two Trump has so far delivered.

Why it matters: Although promotions on the Google home page are not, strictly speaking, search results at all, this is the first concrete evidence the president has offered in his repeated charges that Google's results are biased against conservatives.

In response, Google issued this statement:

On January 30 2018, we highlighted the livestream of President Trump’s State of the Union on the homepage. We have historically not promoted the first address to Congress by a new President, which is technically not a State of the Union address.  As a result, we didn’t include a promotion on for this address in either 2009 or 2017.

Editor's note: This story has been updated to include Google's comment.

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