After the Fact: The Erosion of Truth and the Inevitable Rise of Donald Trump
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FEATURING NATHAN BOMEY – President Trump cannot understand why there is so much bad news about him on Google and has decided to take the Internet search engine to task over it. He complained bitterly on Twitter that, “Google search results for ‘Trump News’ shows only the viewing/reporting of Fake News Media,” and that “Google & others are suppressing voices of Conservatives and hiding information and news that is good.”
The White House is now apparently investigating whether Google is indeed manipulating search results. Google representatives responded saying, “We never rank search results to manipulate political sentiment.”
The intersection of Internet-based information and electoral politics has created earth-shaking changes in the US and even other nations where our beliefs are constantly shaped by tech companies interested more in money than truth or justice.
Nathan Bomey, award winning business reporter for USA Today, and the author of Detroit Resurrected: To Bankruptcy and Back. He worked for the Detroit Free Press and his new book is called After the Fact: The Erosion of Truth and the Inevitable Rise of Donald Trump. Follow his work on Twitter @NathanBomey.
**This interview was originally broadcast on September 12, 2018.