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.”