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Google: We Didn't Promote Trump Speech Because It Wasn't a State of the Union Address

After Donald Trump accused tech giant Google of political bias in a Wednesday tweet, the company pushed back against the president's claims. Trump tweeted out a video that, he claimed, showed how Google promoted a livestream of the State of the Union addresses of President Obama, but did no such promotion for Trump's first address to Congress. Google shot back in a statement, saying it promoted Trump's 2018 State of the Union address but did not do so in 2017 because is “historically [has] not promoted the first address to Congress by a new president, which is technically not a State of the Union address. As a result, we didn't include a promotion on google.com for this address in either 2009 or 2017.” The president's fight with Google is just the latest in a series of attacks against the company and other social media firms. Trump claims the companies are censoring conservative voices and viewpoints, which the social media giants deny.