Hillary Clinton Just Blasted Trump For Trying To Spread Conspiracy That Google ‘Manipulated’ Election To Help Her
Donald Trump tried to spread a conspiracy theory on Monday when he took to Twitter and claimed that Google “manipulated” the 2016 election in order to help Hillary Clinton obtain 16 million more votes.
“Google manipulated from 2.6 million to 16 million votes for Hillary Clinton in 2016 Election!” Trump had tweeted earlier in the day.
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
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 19, 2019
Clinton decided to take to Twitter herself and respond to Trump’s ridiculous claims.
“The debunked study you’re referring to was based on 21 undecided voters,” Clinton tweeted. “For context that’s about half the number of people associated with your campaign who have been indicted.”
The debunked study you’re referring to was based on 21 undecided voters. For context that’s about half the number of people associated with your campaign who have been indicted. https://t.co/0zHnWvGjSv
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) August 19, 2019
Trump’s tweet appeared to refer to research from Robert Epstein, a psychologist with a group based in Vista, Calif., called the American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology.
In a statement on Monday, a Google spokesperson dismissed Epstein’s claim that its searches manipulated at least 2.6 million people into backing Clinton.
“This researcher’s inaccurate claim has been debunked since it was made in 2016,” the spokesperson said. “As we stated then, we have never re-ranked or altered search results to manipulate political sentiment.”
“Our goal is to always provide people with access to high quality, relevant information for their queries, without regard to political viewpoint.”
Trump will do anything to boost his ego, even spread falsehoods as he constantly does.