Google spokesperson: Google Autocomplete does not favor any candidate or cause

by Barry Schwartz
A Google spokesperson has given us a statement on the claims surfacing today around Google allegedly manipulating their auto-complete search suggestions in favor of presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton. Google told us “Google Autocomplete does not favor any candidate or cause. Claims to the contrary simply misunderstand how Autocomplete works.Read the full article

Did Google Manipulate Search for Hillary?

UPDATE: Friday June 10 Google has responded to this video via an email statement to the Washington Times: "Google Autocomplete does not favor any candidate or cause. Claims to the contrary simply misunderstand how Autocomplete works. Our Autocomplete algorithm will not show a predicted query that is offensive or disparaging when displayed in conjunction with a person’s name. More generally, our autocomplete predictions are produced based on a number of factors including the popularity of search terms." Read the full article here: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/jun/10/google-denies-burying-bad-hillary-clinton-stories/ While researching for a wrap-up on the June 7 Presidential Primaries, we discovered evidence that Google may be manipulating autocomplete recommendations in favor of Hillary Clinton. If true, this would mean that Google Searches aren’t objectively reflecting what the majority of Internet searches are actually looking for, possibly violating Google’s algorithm. According to a research paper cited in this video, that kind of search result manipulation has the potential to substantially influence the outcome of actual elections. SourceFed Host: http://www.twitter.com/mattlieberman Additional Research: http://www.twitter.com/spencercolereed Editor: https://twitter.com/kencreatemedia Sources: Google Search Results Can Change Elections: http://bit.ly/1MTSboF Wikileak’s Julian Assange Links Google and Clinton Camp: http://bit.ly/25LaEPF Eric Schmidt, Head of Pentagon Board: http://bit.ly/21HREvG Eric Schmidt Funds Groundwork: http://bit.ly/1FWIXar Official 'Groundwork' Website: http://bit.ly/1WP53z3 Music By: @ronaldjenkees, @Hagemeister, Discovery Music Source