Trump falsely claims Google 'manipulated' millions of 2016 votes

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1-Sep-2020 4:30 PM EDT, by Newswise

Fact Check By: Daniel Dale, CNN, Newswise

Truthfulness: False

Claim:

Wow, Report Just Out! Google manipulated from 2.6 million to 16 million votes for Hillary Clinton in 2016 Election! This was put out by a Clinton supporter, not a Trump Supporter! Google should be sued. My victory was even bigger than thought! @JudicialW

Claim Publisher and Date: Twitter feed by U.S. President Donald Trump on 2020-08-19

In a tweet on Monday[August 19, 2020], President Donald Trump made a sensational allegation about Google.

"Wow, Report Just Out! Google manipulated from 2.6 million to 16 million votes for Hillary Clinton in 2016 Election! This was put out by a Clinton supporter, not a Trump Supporter! Google should be sued. My victory was even bigger than thought! @JudicialWatch," Trump wrote.

He was referring to a study by psychologist Robert Epstein, which was discussed on Fox Business earlier on Monday.

But Trump did not describe the research correctly. And the research itself has been called into question.

 

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




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