Trump accuses Google of rigged search results about him

He says Google, Twitter and Facebook are “really treading on very, very troubled territory and they have to be careful.” (File/Reuters)
Updated 29 August 2018
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Trump accuses Google of rigged search results about him

  • He says Google, Twitter and Facebook are “really treading on very, very troubled territory and they have to be careful”
  • Google is pushing back sharply, saying, “We never rank search results to manipulate political sentiment”

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump is accusing Google and other US tech companies of rigging search results about him “so that almost all stories & news is BAD.”
A top adviser says the White House is “taking a look” at whether Google should face federal regulation even though Trump is offering no evidence of such bias.
Google is pushing back sharply, saying, “We never rank search results to manipulate political sentiment.”
Trump claims, “We have literally thousands and thousands of complaints coming in.” He says Google, Twitter and Facebook are “really treading on very, very troubled territory and they have to be careful.”


Afghan radio station closes down following Taliban threats

Updated 16 July 2019
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Afghan radio station closes down following Taliban threats

  • Ramez Azimi, director of the Samaa station in the city of Ghazni, the capital of eastern Ghazni province, says he received phone calls as well as written warning notes
  • The station was closed four days ago; its third closure in the past four years

KABUL, Afghanistan: The head of a local radio station in eastern Afghanistan says it was shut down after repeated threats from the area’s Taliban commander.
Ramez Azimi, director of the Samaa station in the city of Ghazni, the capital of eastern Ghazni province, says he received phone calls as well as written warning notes purportedly from the Taliban commander.
Azimi says the Taliban, who control several districts in Ghazni province, threatened them because three of the station’s 16 employees are women. The Taliban are against women’s rights to education and work.
He told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the station was closed four days ago. It was its third closure in the past four years.
Zabihullah Mujahid, a Taliban spokesman, denied the insurgents had threatened Samaa.