More Google Disinformation against Republicans

Another instance of Google disinformation passing off partisan propaganda as if it is impartial information.

So another apology has been issued for another assault of Republicans by Google disinformation. We’re supposed to go on with life as Google continues to make the “mistakes” and continues to roll out perfunctory apologies. They essentially are running a campaign against the Republicans and expecting us to forgive them for it.

No wonder Devin Nunes is saying that Google needs to be reigned in.

The News & Observor reports, “Google apologizes for labeling NC state senator as a ‘bigot’ in search results.

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Google has apologized to Republican North Carolina state Sen. Trudy Wade for an old photo of her with the superimposed word ‘bigot’ in red capital letters that appeared on the search engine’s results related to the senator’s name.

A story published by Vice about the photo, which was then distributed by media aggregator Drudge, prompted the apology from Google on Friday.

“We apologize to Senator Wade that this image appeared in the Knowledge Panel in Search,” Google said in a tweet.

“Images that appear in the Knowledge Panel are either selected by verified users or are automatically sourced from sites across the web.”

A knowledge panel is the box that populates on the right-hand side of the screen of the search results. […]

Wade’s photo came from a student news blog, Google said in a tweet.

Google removed the photo later on Friday, after the Drudge Report brought national attention to the story, Wade said in a statement.

“Although I appreciate Google’s belated apology, if I’m being completely honest it rang a bit hollow,” Wade said in a statement.

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The Washington Examiner reports, “Devin Nunes warns Google may need to testify if anti-GOP search results keep showing up.

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes said on Sunday there may be a need for Google to testify after the company’s search engine showed results linking Republicans to “Nazism.”


“I think there’s a free market solution here if somebody can compete with Google. If they can’t, then ultimately we’re looking at monopolies and then that brings in a whole other set of circumstances is — are these companies; Facebook, Twitter, Google, apple, etc.; are they monopolies and should they be reined in,” Nunes said on “Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo.”

“[…] I would hope that they just don’t get involved in politics and don’t censor conservatives and Republicans, but if they continue to do it then we have to move obviously to hearings on these issues,” he added.

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