Fox News anchor Shepard Smith criticized President Trump’s complaint directed towards the internet search engine Google.
Last August, the president tweeted that Google exhibited a bias against him by allegedly only promoting negative news coverage.
….results on “Trump News” are from National Left-Wing Media, very dangerous. Google & others are suppressing voices of Conservatives and hiding information and news that is good. They are controlling what we can & cannot see. This is a very serious situation-will be addressed!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 28, 2018
At a press conference later, Trump elaborated:
“I think Google is really taking advantage of a lot of people. And I think that is a very serious thing and it is a very serious charge. I think what Google and what others are doing, if you look at what is going on with Twitter and if you look at what’s going on in Facebook, they better be careful because you can’t do that to people. You can’t do it.”
“We have tremendous; we have literally thousands and thousands of complaints coming in. And you just can’t do that. And so I think that Google and Twitter and Facebook, they are really treading on very, very troubled territory and they have to be careful. It is not fair to large portions of the population” he continued.
Whilst hosting his program, Shepard Smith chided the president, saying “What he doesn’t like is the news. It’s not the people who are delivering it or the platforms on which they receive it. It seems to be the news itself, because around there [the White House], the news is not good except the fake news.”