Trump Admin to 'Look At' Regulating Google After Trump Whines It Is 'RIGGED' Against Him

Trump said in a pre-dawn tweet that included a typo that a search for 'Trump News' on Google 'shows only the viewing/reporting of Fake New Media'

U.S. President Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, August 20, 2018
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U.S. President Donald Trump's economic adviser Larry Kudlow told reporters the administration is “taking a look” at whether Google searches should be regulated by the government.

The announcement puts the search giant squarely in the White House’s crosshairs amid a wider series of allegations against the tech industry that it systematically discriminates against conservatives on social media and other platforms.

Kudlow’s remark to reporters came hours after Trump fired off a series of predawn tweets complaining about Google search results for “Trump News.”

Trump earlier Tuesday promised to address what he says is the “very serious situation” of social media companies “suppressing” conservative voices and “hiding information” and good news.

Trump has made similar complaints recently, but he targeted Google on Tuesday. Trump said in a pre-dawn tweet that included a typo that a search for “Trump News” on Google “shows only the viewing/reporting of Fake New Media. In other words, they have it RIGGED, for me & others, so that almost all stories & news is BAD.”

He adds, “Republican/Conservative & Fair Media is shut out. Illegal?”

Trump also claimed without evidence that 96 percent of the “Trump News” search results are from “National Left-Wing Media.”

He says this “very serious situation-will be addressed!”

Mountain View, California-based Google had no immediate comment.