Trump Accuses Google of Planning to Interfere with 2020 Election


United States 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.

He also warned 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, in spite 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 reelection 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.

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