Google says that its search suggestions haven’t been altered to help Hillary Clinton. Nor, it says, are they programmed to help any other candidate. “Google autocomplete does not favor any candidate or cause,” a Google spokesperson says in a statement.
The statement comes in response to a YouTube video by SourceFed claiming that Google is hiding negative autocomplete results for Hilary Clinton. The video pointed out that Google doesn’t suggest “Hillary Clinton crimes” when you type in “Hillary Clinton cri,” whereas both Yahoo and Bing do. It found the same thing when typing “Hillary Clinton ind” in search of “Hillary Clinton indictment.” It argued that both ought to show up, given each search’s popularity in Google Trends.