Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Fact check: Trump falsely claims Google 'manipulated' millions of 2016 votes

https://edition.cnn.com/2019/08/19/politics/trump-google-manipulated-votes-claim/index.html

Facts FirstEpstein himself says Trump was wrong about his findings. Epstein did find "bias" in Google search results, but he says there is no evidence Google "manipulated" the results to favor Clinton. Also, critics of the study note that there is no definitive link between search results and voting behavior in presidential elections.

First let's address what Epstein says Trump got wrong. Then we'll delve into Epstein's research.Trump's words and numbers were inaccurate

Epstein, who testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee in July, found what he alleges was a pro-Clinton bias in Google's search results.
In an interview with CNN on Monday, Epstein said the pro-Clinton bias was "sufficient to have shifted between 2.6 and 10.4 million votes" to Clinton.
There is no basis in Epstein's research for Trump's claim that the alleged bias might have affected "16 million" votes. Epstein did testify in July that big tech companies in general could potentially shift "upwards of 15 million votes" in the 2020 election, but he didn't claim that this happened in 2016.
In the Monday interview, Epstein rejected Trump's claim that Googl


4 comments :

  1. Ok, kids!!

    Now YOU TOO can act Presidential.

    Don't try this at home, though. It should only be done under press supervision when you are running for President of the United States, or after the election.

    Void where prohibited.

    Step 1: Get elected. It's really easy when you follow these simple rules.

    Step 2: Take a snippet of information, whether true or false, verified or not, based on reality or on a widespread conspiracy theory.

    Step 3: Super-size it! Exaggerate it. Embellish it. Change it and make it your own.

    Step 4: Tweet it!

    You're done. That was easy wasn't it? It's the kind of thing that will get you a "D" or worse on your homework assignment. But now, watch as all your detractors take your tweet and give you millions of dollars of "earned advertising."

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earned_media

    It's fun too!!! Your opponents never seem to get tired of the game.

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  2. Kalonymus AnonymusAugust 20, 2019 at 3:38 PM

    Nice Gett story https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-u-s-jew-refused-to-divorce-wife-so-israel-refused-to-bury-his-mother-1.7724706?fbclid=IwAR1GajeI4rlhO83FK-ylhxixFuy5t1HtjiKDH7-HqItJnaITTd2IB7bXJY8

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  3. yes you are correct trump is not a competent leader but a bully who loves being a troll in twitter

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  4. A highly accomplished, wealthy, powerful bully troll incompetent leader. My hero!

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