Did Google manipulate search for presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton? Is this a conspiracy?!
Not likely. And no.
We're asking these questions because online viral video site SourceFedbelieves it's stumbled onto the biggest search and political scandal of this election season.
In a video posted Thursday, SourceFed's Matt Lieberman reports that "Google has been actively altering search recommendations in favor of Hillary Clinton’s campaign."
The allegation comes from SourceFed's video editor Spencer Reed (who does not appear in the video) and is based on disparities they found in Google's autocomplete function. Autocomplete will start to guess at your search query as you type. It's something Bing and Yahoo do, as well, but Reed and Lieberman contend Google does it differently and in such a way as to protect Clinton and her presidential aspirations. Read more...