Earlier this week, we reported on accusations that Google is in cahoots with the Clinton campaign. Now, an explosive video from SourceFed claims that the company – which holds a virtual monopoly on search – is actively altering search recommendations in favour of the presumptive Democratic nominee.
In the video, SourceFed shows that searches for “Hillary Clinton cri” autocomplete to “Hillary Clinton crime bill,” “Hillary Clinton crisis,” and “Hillary Clinton crime bill 1994.”
Why does this matter? Well, if you compare it to the autocomplete results in competing search engines Bing and Yahoo, the first results are “Hillary Clinton criminal prosecution,” “Hillary Clinton crime,” and “Hillary Clinton criminal investigation.”
This is unlikely to be a coincidence. Search recommendations on Google are supposed to reflect what most people in the world are searching for. And, as the video shows, virtually no-one is searching for “Hillary Clinton crime bill.” In contrast, millions are searching for “Hillary Clinton criminal investigation” — that’s according to Google’s own search trends feature.
The video shows the same pattern occurring when “Hillary Clinton ind” is typed into Google. The first recommendations are “Hillary Clinton indiana” and “Hillary Clinton india.”