Donald Trump has taken Alex Jones' influence to new heights when he told a Wisconsin audience that Google was colluding with the Clinton campaign to defeat him.
At first he praised a Google poll and said, "The new post debate poll that just came out, the Google poll, has us leading Hillary Clinton by two points nationwide. [ cheers and applause ]
But he didn't stop there and said, "...and that's despite the fact that Google search engine was suppressing the bad news about Hillary Clinton. How about that? How about that?"
Google responded in a statement:
“Google Autocomplete does not favor any candidate or cause,” a statement from Google to Business Insider read. “Claims to the contrary simply misunderstand how Autocomplete works. Our Autocomplete algorithm will not show a predicted query that is offensive or disparaging when displayed in conjunction with a person’s name. More generally, our autocomplete predictions are produced based on a number of factors including the popularity of search terms.”
Why does Trump even bother trying to pretend he has facts to back up his claims?