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Today the God-King had a Twitter tantrum about a wingnut conspiracy theory that Google’s search algorithm suppresses wingnut news. Axios explores the origins of the theory and the Toronto Star’s Daniel Dale notes that “the News tab for Trump brings up … news sites … rather than right-wing opinion sites.” But the Washington Post’s Greg Sargent notes that “at its core is some deadly serious business,” as the God-King and wingnuts attack real reporting both to boost GOP turnout in November and to justify a media crackdown and economic advisor Larry Kudlow said the God-King is “taking a look at” ways to regulate Google searches. Yet U.S. Senate candidate Kelli Ward (R-AZ) said “Political correctness is like a cancer!” — after the media honestly reported her absurd remark that John McCain’s family announced his imminent death to distract from her campaign. Has conservatives’ decades-long framing of courtesy or protest as “censorship” neutered debate of actual censorship?
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