“Wow, Report Just Out! Google manipulated from 2.6 million to 16 million votes for Hillary Clinton in 2016 Election! This was put out by a Clinton supporter, not a Trump Supporter! Google should be sued. My victory was even bigger than thought! @JudicialWatch,” Trump wrote.
But Trump did not describe the research correctly. And the research itself has been called into question.
Facts First: Epstein himself says Trump was wrong about his findings. Epstein did find “bias” in Google search results, but he says there is no evidence Google “manipulated” the results to favor Clinton. Also, critics of the study note that there is no definitive link between search results and voting behavior in presidential elections.
First let’s address what Epstein says Trump got wrong. Then we’ll delve into Epstein’s research.
Epstein, who testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee in July, found what he alleges was a pro-Clinton bias in Google’s search results. […]