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AP EXPLAINS: How Google search results work


August 29, 2018

Political leanings don't factor into Google's search algorithm. But the authoritativeness of page links that the algorithm spits out and the perception of thousands of human raters do.

In a tweet early Tuesday, President Donald Trump called Google's search results "rigged," claiming that searches of "Trump news" only showed reporting by what he called the "Fake News Media."

Google responded, saying in a statement, "We don't bias our results toward any political ideology."

Here's a look at how Google returns results when you search for things, news, and even news about Trump.



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