Do a Google search for “Hillary Clinton crime” and by the time you’ve typed in the first couple of letters for “crime,” you’re presented with options that include “crime reform” and “crime bill 1994.” Repeat that search on Bing or Yahoo and the results look a little different: “criminal investigation,” “criminal charges” and “crimes” are some of the items returned.
On Thursday, SourceFed posted a video documenting these findings and alleging that Google was censoring search suggestions in order to favor Clinton. “The intention is clear. Google is burying searches for terms that could have hurt Hillary Clinton in the primary elections over the past several months by manipulating recommendations on their site,” said SourceFed’s Matt Lieberman. The Washington Free Beacon also shared 10 examples of skewed Google search results.
On Friday, Google denied the allegations and said they don’t favor any candidate or cause. Yet a simple search seems to prove otherwise.