California Republican Party Leader Blasted Google For Listing Nazism As Their Party’s Ideology
San Francisco – Kevin McCarthy, House Majority Leader blasted Google for listing their California Republican Party’s ideology as “Nazism”. McCarthy even called this the latest attempt by the search engine giant to weaken the conservative viewpoints and voices. The reaction came after seeing a report from Vice News according to which the word “Nazism” was appearing next to the search result in Google search for California Republican Party and also terms such as “market liberalism” and “fiscal conservatism”.
The leading contender to succeed Speaker Paul Ryan, McCarthy tweeted “Sadly, this is just the latest incident in a disturbing trend to slander conservatives. These damaging actions must be held to account. #StopTheBias”.
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) May 31, 2018
While California is holding state wise elections on this Tuesday, netizens who would have searched for the California Republican Party on Google Search must have found “Nazism” next to the their search result. The term was removed by Google on Thursday after an inquiry from VICE News.
In response to the inquiry, Google gave a statement that “Sometimes people vandalize public information sources, like Wikipedia, which can impact the information that appears in search. We have systems in place that catch vandalism before it impacts search results, but occasionally errors get through, and that’s what happened here.”
The reference of “Nazism” may have been in association with the Holocaust denier, Patrick Little who believes in Adolf Hitler and his aim “to remove the Jews from power”. Little is currently running as a Republican for a U.S. Senate seat in California and is known for getting more support than any other Republican candidate in a SurveyUSA poll April 27. Californian Republican leaders are trying to keep a distance from Little.
While the Google incident is the latest one to spark outrage among conservatives, last as well, McCarthy has posted his speech on tweeter against Amazon, Facebook, and Twitter, accusing tech companies of treating them unfairly.