A newly uploaded video by SourceFed suggests that Google is manipulating data to generate positive search recommendations when inquiring about presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. The video went viral within hours of being uploaded to YouTube.
“The intention is clear, Google is burying potential searches for terms that could have hurt Hillary Clinton in the primary elections over the past several months by manipulating recommendations on their site,” accuses SourceFed's Matt Lieberman
Evidencing their claim, Lieberman compares what happens when “Hillary Clinton cri” is typed into the Google search bar versus Bing and Yahoo's.
Google recommends “Hillary Clinton crime reform,” "Hillary Clinton crisis” and "Hillary Clinton crime bill 1994”:
But the Yahoo and Bing results are very different, first recommending “Hillary Clinton criminal charges” and “Hillary Clinton crimes” respectively:
Lieberman then shows that Google must be burying recommendations since “Hillary Clinton crimes” is searched much more than “Hillary Clinton crime reform” via Google trends.
SourceFed walks through a whole slew of these negative searches regarding Hillary scandals such as a potential indictment for her mishandling of classified information.
Lieberman cross-checks their information by searching negative topics for both Senator Bernie Sanders and presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump; Google, Bingo and Yahoo all come up with consistent recommendations.
The accusatory video comes on the heels of allegations that Google is in the tank for Hillary: Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange claims that "Google is directly engaged with Hillary Clinton’s campaign."
Google responded to the inquires about the video via a statement provided by spokeswoman Kara Berman:
“Autocomplete predictions are produced based on a number of factors including the popularity of search terms,” said the statement. “Our systems are periodically updated to improve Search, and our users’ search activity varies, so the terms that appear in Autocomplete may change over time. Additionally, our systems automatically filter a small set of offensive or inappropriate content from autocomplete predictions.”
Watch the complete video by SourceFed below: