Dem Rep. to Google CEO: ‘If You Google the Word “Idiot” Under Images a Picture of Donald Trump Comes Up’

‘I just did that’


LOFGREN: “Manipulation of search results. I think it’s important to talk about how search works. Right now, if you Google the word 'idiot,' under images, a picture of Donald Trump comes up. I just did that. How would that happen? How does search work so that that would occur?"
PICHAI: “We provide search for any time you type in a keyword; we as Google have gone out and crawled and stored copies of billions of pages in our index and we take the keyword and match it against the pages and grant them based on our 200 signals; things like relevance, freshness, popularity, how other people are using it, and based on that, you know, at any given time, we tried to run and find the best results for that query.” 

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