Donald Trump claims Google could have cost him 16 MILLION votes by manipulating search results 'in favor of Hillary Clinton' as he trumpets liberal professor's Senate evidence about 'bias'

President Donald Trump's latest attack on Big Tech is a claim sourced to a college psychology professor whose research concluded Google's search engine gave 'at least' 2.6 million votes to Hillary Clinton.
Trump tweeted about the claim Monday as he cited what appears to be the research of a psychology professor at the American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology who concluded that Google's search methods 'gave' millions of votes to Clinton.
'Wow, Report Just Out! Google manipulated from 2.6 million to 16 million votes for Hillary Clinton in 2016 Election! This was put out by a Clinton supporter, not a Trump Supporter! Google should be sued,' Trump wrote.

'My victory was even bigger than thought! @JudicialWatch,' he added. 
Trump was referencing research and July testimony by psychology professor Robert Epstein. Trump's campaign tweeted out Epstein's Senate testimony, where he outlined his claims under questioning by Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, who had at one time been Trump's chief primary challenger. 
Fox Business had tweeted a segment  on Epstein's testimony just minutes before Trump tweeted. On Sunday the president had blasted Fox News after an unfavorable poll had him losing to Democrats, saying he doesn't know 'what's happening' at the network. 
'I know the number of votes that shifted because I have conducted dozens of controlled experiments in the U.S. and other countries that measure precisely how opinions and votes shift when search results favor one candidate, cause, or company,' Epstein testified. 
Epstein testified that Google's search techniques 'shifted at least 2.6 millions votes to Hillary Clinton. He says he analyzed 13,000 election-related searches from the campaign and that they were 'significantly biased in favor of Secretary Clinton.'
Epstein said he 'conducted dozens of controlled experiments that measure how opinions shift when search results are biased.  
'I call this shift “SEME” – the Search Engine Manipulation Effect,' he said,' he said. 
He claims the search results have an 'subliminal' effect on voters that he calls 'online ephemeral experiences.'
Clinton won the popular vote by nearly 3 million vote, so Epstein's theory gives the impression Google could have made the difference in the outcome.
However, even without getting into whether it is possible for a search engine to change individual vote preferences, Epstein testified that as many as 15 million votes could be impacted in 2020, not back in the 2016 election.
He also claims Google's 'Go Vote' display gave an 800,000 vote advantage to the Democratic Party.  
 It was not immediately clear that Epstein's research had been reviewed by peers or replicated by another academic.
Google denied the president's claim, and said it never altered its search results as a some elected conservatives now claim. 'This researcher’s inaccurate claim has been debunked since it was made in 2016. As we stated then, we have never re-ranked or altered search results to manipulate political sentiment. Our goal is to always provide people with access to high quality, relevant information for their queries, without regard to political viewpoint,' the company said, CNBC reported. 

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