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  Technology   In Other news  07 Aug 2019  Trump accuses Google without evidence ahead of election

Trump accuses Google without evidence ahead of election

REUTERS
Published : Aug 7, 2019, 11:47 am IST
Updated : Aug 7, 2019, 11:47 am IST

Trump, who is seeking re-election in 2020, has repeatedly slammed Google and a host of other technology companies.

Trump on Tuesday accused Google of “very illegal” acts but offered no evidence, and no formal charges have been announced. (Photo: ANI)
 Trump on Tuesday accused Google of “very illegal” acts but offered no evidence, and no formal charges have been announced. (Photo: ANI)

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday stepped up his accusations against Google, claiming without offering evidence that the technology company worked to subvert his 2016 presidential campaign and warning he was watching it “very closely” ahead of the 2020 election.

Trump, in a series of early posts on Twitter, also slammed Google’s Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai, and again raised questions about the search engine’s work with China, despite his administration’s earlier comments that any such work was limited.

“We go to great lengths to build our products and enforce our policies in ways that don’t take political leanings into account,” a Google spokesperson said in email statement.

Trump, who is seeking re-election in 2020, has repeatedly slammed Google and a host of other technology companies, echoing conservative critics’ claims of unfair treatment and raising the specter of regulation.

Lawmakers have also raised the possibility of regulating the industry, in part over security and misinformation concerns following the 2016 election, and findings of Russian interference in that vote that relied heavily on leveraging technology and social media.

Trump on Tuesday accused Google of “very illegal” acts but offered no evidence, and no formal charges have been announced.

“Distorting results for political purposes would harm our business and go against our mission of providing helpful content to all of our users,” the spokesperson added.

Representatives for the White House did not be immediately respond to a request for comment on what steps the administration was taking toward the company.

Trump and Google’s Pichai had met at the White House last month. Following the meeting, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said they both had been assured that any of Google’s work with China was “very, very limited.”

Days later, Trump warned Google with a post on Twitter.

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