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Google executives planned to counter Trump's travel ban by altering search results

Sep 22, 2018 - The Daily Telegraph (London)

GOOGLE employees discussed ways to tweak search results so that they would counter the Trump administration's 2017 travel ban, according to internal emails seen by The Wall Street Journal.

Senior employees discussed ways that Google's search engine could show users how to contribute to pro-immigration organisations and contact lawmakers and government agencies. The ideas were never implemented, Google claims. However, the news is likely to contribute to criticism that tech companies stifle...