The United States President Donald Trump has accused technology giants Google of working to subvert his 2016 presidential campaign.
In a post on Twitter on Tuesday, Trump slammed Google’s Chief Executive Sundar Pichai, accusing the company of been “involved” with the China military.
The US President warned that he was watching Google “very closely’’, ahead of the 2020 election.
He wrote: “@sundarpichai (the CEO) of Google was in the Oval Office working very hard to explain how much he liked me, what a great job the Administration is doing, that Google was not involved with China’s military, that they didn’t help Crooked Hillary over me in the 2016 Election.
“And that they are NOT planning to illegally subvert the 2020 Election despite all that has been said to the contrary. It all sounded good until I watched Kevin Cernekee, a Google engineer, say terrible things about what they did in 2016 and that they want to “Make sure that Trump losses in 2020.
“Lou Dobbs stated that this is a fraud on the American public. @peterschweizer stated with certainty that they suppressed negative stories on Hillary Clinton, and boosted negative stories on Donald Trump. All very illegal. We are watching Google very closely!”
Reacting to Trump’s allegations, Google denied involvements in politics.
“We go to great lengths to build our products and enforce our policies in ways that don’t take political leanings into account,” Reuters quoted Google as saying in a statement.
“Distorting results for political purposes would harm our business and go against our mission of providing helpful content to all of our users,” it added.