The big question with the trend of vile descriptions of people on Google is that it happens to be conservatives that this happens to…We reported earlier in the week (see report below) on the California Republican Party being described using the term “Nazism” and now the term “bigot” for a North Carolina politician.
“It’s not unusual for us being conservative” –North Carolina State Senator Trudy Wade reacts after Google lists her as a ‘bigot’ in controversial search image pic.twitter.com/npFOwC45uG
— FOX & friends (@foxandfriends) June 3, 2018
GOOGLE TOOK ACTION TO APOLOGIZE AND REMOVE THE IMAGE – WHAT WILL THEY DO NEXT TO FIX THIS PROBLEM?
Republican Judy Wade is up for reelection! Will this taint the results of the votes?
Google has apologized but we’d like to know when Google will fix this problem…Wouldn’t you?
Google has apologized to a North Carolina lawmaker after a search for her picture turned up an old photo with the word “bigot” superimposed over the image.
Multiple news sources report the image of state Sen. Trudy Wade with the word in red letters at the bottom of the photo was taken down on Friday.
A tweet from Google said images that appear in its Knowledge Panel are either selected by verified users or are automatically sourced from sites across the internet.
Earlier in the week, Google blamed Wikipedia for search results that said the ideology of the California Republican Party included “Nazism.” Results were seen in a Google information box screen-captured by Vice News on Thursday. Vice also reported on the Wade photo.
OUR PREVIOUS REPORT ON THE USE OF THE WORD “NAZIISM” TO DESCRIBE THE CALIFORNIA REPUBLICAN PARTY:
Republican Kevin McCarthy isn’t buying it! He doesn’t believe Google’s excuse for why “Naziism” showed up on a search to describe the California Republican Party’s ideology. He gives examples of bias including Donald Trump Jr.’s problem with a warning given if someone tries to go to his Instagram account. Amazon also kicked out the Alliance for Freedom.
Censorship and bias against conservatives is alive and well on social media, Google and Amazon!
A Google search for “California Republican Party” showed “Naziism” as one of its ideologies in the “knowledge panel.” The “knowledge panel” shows up to give Google searchers information on just about anything.
Google took down the listing after Vice, which first reported the news, inquired about it.
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) May 31, 2018
“This was disgusting,” McCarthy told MSNBC host Hugh Hewitt.
McCarthy said the ideology didn’t say “Party of Lincoln” or “Party of Reagan,” and he effectively called Google liars for its explanation that the Nazi ideology definition was pulled from Wikipedia.
McCarthy, who could be the next Speaker of the House if Republicans maintain control of the chamber after the 2018 midterms, called for hearings to address Silicon Valley bias.
“I think individuals need to come in. There need to be transparencies because we have to have a clear understanding,” McCarthy said. “If they’re controlling the feed of what people are seeing, that is fundamentally wrong.”
Aside from his concerns about Silicon Valley, McCarthy has frequently warned about anti-conservative sentiments in media and corporate culture. Last month, he pointed to Amazon excluding the Alliance Defending Freedom from its charitable program as a sign of conservative Christians being “belittled or forced out of the public square.”