My Google search history: a frank interrogation

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It’s believed that a person’s Google search results says a lot about them. Fact or false, we’ll find out in Trashberg’s (a lovely name for a media outlet…) newest series. Kate Knibbs goes through Ashley Feinberg’s search history and gets the story behind each one. From hatches and axes to Barbara Bush holding a cell phone, Hitler’s doctor, and Trump drawn as a furry lion, the varying search queries make for an hilarious conversation – and read.
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