Google’s Disgusting Smear of the California GOP

Joe Scudder
Written by Joe Scudder

Silicon Valley doesn’t bother to hide its cultish commitment to libeling the WrongThink of California Republicans.

How should California Republicans respond to Google calling them Nazis? According to our mainstream media, putting out misinformation on the internet constitutes an act of war, the worst attack on democracy since Pearl Harbor. That was what they said about obvious Facebook ads that dispayed broken English and “Russian bots” on Twitter. Imagine how much more serious it is for Google itself to officially declare to searchers that the California Republicans are driven by “Nazism.”

Vice News reports, “Google listed “Nazism” as the ideology of the California Republican Party.

Less than a week before the California primary, Google listed “Nazism” as the ideology of the California Republican Party.

In the “knowledge panel” that provides easy access to information next to search results, Google was showing “Nazism” as an “ideology” of the party as of Thursday morning. The word “Nazism” was hyperlinked to a secondary page that shows “Nazism” alongside other “ideologies” of California Republicans like “Conservatism,” “Market liberalism,” “Fiscal conservatism,” and “Green conservatism.”

California voters have been casting their absentee ballots for weeks ahead of Tuesday’s statewide primary elections, which will help determine the majority in the House of Representative and the potential next governor of the world’s fifth-largest economy.

But voters looking for information by searching “California Republicans” or “California Republican Party” were getting “Nazism” next to their search results until Google took the listing down later Thursday after a query from VICE News.

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“It is disgraceful that the world’s largest search engine has labeled millions of California Republicans as Nazis,” said Republican Rep. Kevin McCarthy of California, the House Majority Leader and potential successor to Speaker Paul Ryan. “This is just the latest incident in a disturbing trend to slander conservatives. These damaging actions must be held to account. […].”

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It’s unclear how long Nazism has been listed under the ideology section and if it got there via automation, a third-party trickster, or a Google employee gone rogue.

After the experience, and firing, of James Damore, we know that it is not limited to a single Google employee.

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About the author

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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