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Can Google Rig the 2016 Elections

According to CNN, by manipulating search results, Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) could rig the 2016 election. A simple tweak to Google secret algorithm could swing the elections for either candidate. This was discovered when a team of researchers when they were looking at the behavior of undecided voters. Apparently the study has showed that after a 15 minute trail search of a candidate their favorability were boosted anywhere from 37% to 63%. 

"How does providing 'relevant answers' to election-related questions rule out the possibility of favoring one candidate over another in search rankings? Google's statement seems far short of a blanket denial that it ever puts its finger on the scales." Robert Epstein, senior research psychologist at the American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology said. 

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