In a series of tweets, the US President Donald Trump attacked Google on Tuesday morning after he claimed Google has an anti-conservative bias. What's more, Trump also accused Google of trying to make sure he loses the 2020 US presidential election set for next year.
Trump attacked Google on Twitter right following his brief meeting with Google CEO Sundar Pichai. Trump said that Pichai worked very had to explain Google was neither involved with Chin's military nor did they help Hilary Clinton over himself in 2016 US presidential election. Trump also claims Pichai told him Google has no plans to subvert the 2020 US presidential election illegally.
Read Donald Trump's full statement from Twitter below:
"Sundar Pichai of Google was in the Oval Office working very hard to explain how much he liked me, what a great job the Administration is doing, that Google was not involved with China’s military, that they didn’t help Crooked Hillary over me in the 2016 Election, & that they are NOT planning to illegally subvert the 2020 Election despite all that has been said to the contrary. It all sounded good until I watched Kevin Cernekee, a Google engineer, say terrible things about what they did in 2016 and that they want to “Make sure that Trump losses in 2020.” Lou Dobbs stated that this is a fraud on the American public. Peter Schweizer (American journalist) stated with certainty that they suppressed negative stories on Hillary Clinton, and boosted negative stories on Donald Trump. All very illegal. We are watching Google very closely!"
Neither Google nor its CEO Sundar Pichai has responded to Trump's accusations publicly. Meanwhile, Business Insider reports Google employees are being encouraged to keep mum about Trump's tweets on the company's internal message board.
Interestingly, Trump's tweets against Google coincides with FTC and Department of Justice's antitrust probe into big tech companies over concerns of illegally hurting the competition.