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The top of the page after a search for “Trump news” on Tuesday. (Google screen shot)

Update, 1 p.m. PT: Trump threatened Google, Facebook, and Twitter in comments to reporters Tuesday afternoon.

Original story: President Donald Trump woke up Tuesday morning unhappy with which news stories about him were rising to the top of his Google search results. So he fired off some tweets about what he maintained is a suppression of conservative media voices. Soon enough, stories about Trump’s attack on the tech giant rose to the top of Google search results.

Trump’s accusations, in which he once again takes aim at a huge tech company (breathe easy for a day, Amazon), were serious enough that he promised an investigation into the “RIGGED” results for searches of “Trump News,” which returned mostly stories from the “Fake News Media.”

The Trump administration is also “taking a look” at whether Google should be regulated by the government, according to economic advisor Larry Kudlow who said just that outside the White House, according to the Washington Post and others.

In fact, the dreaded Amazon-owned Post, another frequent target of the president’s Twitter ire, was among the results in a Google search for “Trump news” by 9:30 a.m. PT on Tuesday. It’s tough not to picture Trump shaking his fist at the computer where he’s doing all this searching.

A screen shot of a mix of stories after a Google search for “Trump news.” (Google image)

Google defended its algorithm and what’s returned for users when they type in a specific query. In a statement, the company said political sentiment is not in play.

The Post noted that Trump’s early tweets came the morning after Fox Business host Lou Dobbs interviewed Lynnette Hardaway and Rochelle Richardson, the pro-Trump duo know as Diamond and Silk, who have previously claimed that their videos are being suppressed by tech companies.

The biggest news out of all of this — at least according to the funny people on Twitter — might be that the president uses both a computer and Google.

It was suggested repeatedly (for the good of another tech giant — Microsoft) that if the president is so unhappy with Google, he should try an alternative search engine:

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