Analysis: A short investigation into Trump's tweets on Google results about himself

Early on Tuesday morning, President Donald Trump accused Google of rigging search results for "Trump News" against "Republican/Conservative & Fair Media," and wondered, "illegal?"

Then, he promised that the situation would be "addressed."

Why is Trump tweeting about this at 5:30 a.m. on a Tuesday? One possibility - which many seemed to assume - is that Trump was Googling "Trump news" in an early morning investigation into one of his favorite topics - bias against himself. In all likelihood, however, Trump is repeating a claim that first appeared two days ago on PJ Media, a conservative news site, which published a piece with the headline, "96 Percent of Google Search Results for 'Trump' News Are from Liberal Media Outlets."

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