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Before Trump’s angry tweet, he should have searched Google for Northeastern’s research

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Before complaining to his 54 million Twitter followers about his treatment on Google, president Donald Trump could have resolved his issues by reaching out to Christo Wilson.

Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump

Google search results for “Trump News” shows only the viewing/reporting of Fake News Media. In other words, they have it RIGGED, for me & others, so that almost all stories & news is BAD. Fake CNN is prominent. Republican/Conservative & Fair Media is shut out. Illegal? 96% of….

Wilson, an associate professor of computer and information science at Northeastern, was part of a Northeastern research team that already looked into Trump’s assertion that Google has been suppressing news from conservative outlets. In a paper published in April, the researchers investigated whether Google was “personalizing” its political news searches. It’s no secret that Google steers products and services to users based on their online history. The researchers wanted to know if a similar algorithm was applied to news searches.

The experiment was conducted by Wilson, David Lazer, Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Computer and Information Science at Northeastern, and Ronald E. Robertson, a student in Northeastern’s Network Science PhD program.

Read the full story at News at Northeastern.

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