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Tech Bias? Google Describes the California GOP as ‘Nazism’

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy called on the tech giant and search engine to correct its "bias."

By NTK Staff | 05.31.2018 @4:00pm
Tech Bias? Google Describes the California GOP as ‘Nazism’

Google’s search engine occasionally displays basic information about a search, when the searched entity is prominent. It’s a helpful feature that offers quick access to knowledge, but a key Republican in California just revealed a result for “California Republican Party” that is concerning.

According to a screenshot posted by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), the search engine ties the California Republican Party to “Nazism.”

The summary correctly described other aspects of the state party, like its founding, leadership, and headquarters. But the insertion of Nazism into its ideology crossed a line for McCarthy.

“This is a disgrace,” McCarthy wrote on Twitter.

Here’s the image:

McCarthy, largely expected to succeed Speaker Paul Ryan as head of the Republican conference in 2019, seems committed to exposing bias against conservatives on online platforms.

Google denied that it is biased, according to Politico:

A Google spokesperson said its search results are not biased toward any political party and suggested the “Nazism” tag was scraped from the source in an automated process that “occasionally” lets such errors through.”

“This was not the result of any manual change by anyone at Google,” the spokesperson said. “Sometimes people vandalize public information sources, like Wikipedia, which can impact the information that appears in search.”

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