President Donald Trump doubled down on his criticism of Google from the Oval Office on Tuesday, issuing a warning to the tech mammoth: Tread lightly.
“I think Google has really taken advantage of a lot of people, and I think that’s a really serious thing and it’s a really serious charge,” he told reporters assembled in the Oval Office. “If you look at what is going on at Twitter, if you look at what is going on at Facebook, they better be careful because you can’t do that to people.”
“We have literally thousands and thousands of complaints coming in,” he continued. “And you just can’t do that. So I think that Google and Twitter and Facebook, they’re really treading on very, very troubled territory. And they have to be careful it’s not fair to large portions of the population.”
Just a few hours before, the president bashed Google on Twitter, accusing the search giant of being rigged against him as part of an intentional effort to produce only negative search results for the term “Trump News.”
Shortly after he launched his attacks, Google rebutted the remarks in a statement reported by CNN’s Hadas Gold, maintaining that it had no political agenda and that its algorithms were meant to provide users with high-quality results.
Despite the defense, it looks like Trump isn’t backing down.
Watch the clip above via Fox News.
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