Fox Business anchor Cheryl Casone cited a report from a fringe conspiracy theory website, InfoWars, to complain that Google was “changing its algorithm to bury stories like the 'Clinton body count' story,” which is “a story that talks about a list of people tied to the Clintons who have died under mysterious circumstances.” InfoWars has previously pushed conspiracy theories promoting the idea that the government was behind the 9/11 attacks, and the proprietor of the website, Alex Jones, has claimed that multiple mass shootings were “false flags” staged by the government and believes a world government is planning to “exterminate 80% of the world's population.” From the August 24 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends First:
HEATHER CHILDERS (CO-HOST): Is the internet’s number one search engine trying to sway the presidential election?
ABBY HUNTSMAN (CO-HOST): Cheryl Casone from our sister network, Fox Business, here with what Google is now being accused of. Cheryl, good morning.
CHERYL CASONE: Yeah, good morning, ladies. Well Google is being accused of hiding negative stories about Hillary [Clinton] and her campaign by changing its algorithm to bury stories like the “Clinton body count” story. That's according to website InfoWars. If a Google user types in “Clinton body,” they get car repair shop results instead of a story that talks about a list of people tied to the Clintons who have died under mysterious circumstances over the last three decades. Now, the latest story was the death of DNC staffer Seth Rich, who was murdered last month in an apparent robbery. Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has hinted that Rich was his source but has made no further comments about the case. That murder, we should say, remains unsolved. Now if you type in “Donald Trump” or “Bernie Sanders” into Google, Google will show all stories positive and negative. The company declining to comment on this latest allegation.