Donald Trump was not a top presidential candidate according to Google

Donald Trump’s presidential campaign was not on top as far as Google was concerned.

On Wednesday morning, anyone who entered “presidential candidates” as a Google search may have been surprised to find that Trump wasn’t among the top results.

SCRANTON, PA - JULY 27:  Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump addresses a crowd of supporters on July 27, 2016 in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Trump spoke at the Lackawanna College Student Union Gymnasium.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

SCRANTON, PA – JULY 27: Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump addresses a crowd of supporters on July 27, 2016 in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Trump spoke at the Lackawanna College Student Union Gymnasium. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

While Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, and Green Party candidate Jill Stein popped up prominently in the top bar,  Trump and Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson only appeared in the news results below.

It didn’t take long for Google to repair the bug on Wednesday and issue the following statement about what happened:

We found a technical bug in Search where only the presidential candidates participating in an active primary election were appearing in a Knowledge Graph result. Because the Republican and Libertarian primaries have ended, those candidates did not appear. This bug was resolved early this morning.” — Google Spokesperson

But some Trump supporters cried conspiracy:

Of course, this wasn’t the first time social media was accused of “rigging” :

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TheCarnivore
TheCarnivore

The media and technology titans can try to rig this thing all they want for Hillary.  Trump is still going to win, and quite comfortably.

Corey
Corey

demagogue

(ˈdɛməˌɡɒɡ) or

demagogn1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a political agitator who appeals with crude oratory to the prejudice and passions of the mob2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (esp in the ancient world) any popular political leader or orator[C17: from Greek dēmagōgos people's leader, from dēmos people + agein to lead]Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

Corey
Corey

“I’ve been a Democrat. I’ve been a Republican. And I eventually became an independent because I don’t believe either party has a monopoly on good ideas or strong leadership,” Bloomberg said,  “I know what it’s like to have neither party fully represent my views.”

But the answer, he said, is not Trump.

“There are times when I disagree with Hillary. We must put them aside for the good of our country. And we must unite around the candidate who can defeat a dangerous demagogue,” he said.

Mustang100
Mustang100

We ain't worried. Trump Tweets commanded social media attention DURING the Chosen One's speech.

Infraredguy
Infraredguy

Google, run by Liberals for Liberals  

Corey
Corey

@Infraredguy If you believe that Donald Trump is a conservative I have a green Martian in my basement who is dying to meet you. Donald Trump is taking advantage of that segment of America who is  mad as h3@@ that establishment Republicans were not able to defeat Obama twice and neuter is presidency. So they chose the pied piper, Trump, to rid them of establishment rats. They do not care if they hurt themselves. Theirs is the protest vote and the anger vote. They do not care if the Country gets hurt. They only care about their anger being validated via Trump while he induces them with authoritative, and tough sounding substance free burgers as they fawn over his wealth.        

JoeSample
JoeSample

Jill Stein shows higher in Google search results than Donald Trump. Just let that soak in.