Technology giant Google came under fire Thursday after the search engine listed “Nazism” as the official ideology of the California Republican Party, sparking outrage from GOP supporters across the country.
According to Vice News, the term “Nazism” was used to describe the party’s ideology in the search engine’s “knowledge panel,” which shows quick information on a subject the user may be interested in.
Stay classy, Google
(and note the actual Wikipedia page does not include the Nazi reference, only the Google summary) pic.twitter.com/ohq0Hvg1QO
— Brian Riedl (@Brian_Riedl) May 31, 2018
Google has since removed the party’s “ideology” panel from the search engine.
“It is disgraceful that the world’s largest search engine has labeled millions of California Republicans as Nazis,” said GOP congressman Kevin McCarthy.
“This is just the latest incident in a disturbing trend to slander conservatives. These damaging actions must be held to account. The bias has to stop,” he added.
Read the full story at Vice News.
FACEBOOK BIAS: Facebook Says DIAMOND AND SILK ‘Unsafe’ for America
The celebrated pro-Trump duo Diamond and Silk are allegedly “unsafe” for America, according to Facebook officials who have severely limited access to the pair’s social media presence; saying their posts were dangerous “to the community.”
The fearsome twosome posted a lengthy update on their official Facebook page; saying they were recently notified that the Facebook team designated their Trump-supporting site as “unsafe for the community.”
The site currently has over 1.3 million followers.
“Diamond And Silk have been corresponding since September 7, 2017, with Facebook (owned by Mark Zuckerberg), about their bias censorship and discrimination against D&S brand page. Finally after several emails, chats, phone calls, appeals, beating around the bush, lies, and giving us the run around, Facebook gave us another bogus reason why Millions of people who have liked and/or followed our page no longer receives notification and why our page, post and video reach was reduced by a very large percentage. Here is the reply from Facebook. Thu, Apr 5, 2018 at 3:40 PM: ‘The Policy team has came to the conclusion that your content and your brand has been determined unsafe to the community,’” writes the post.
The pro-Trump duo rose to fame during the 2016 presidential race for the White House; when the twosome defended President Trump from moderator Megyn Kelly following a fiery debate performance.
Read their full Facebook statement below:
Diamond And Silk have been corresponding since September 7, 2017, with Facebook (owned by Mark Zuckerberg), about their…
FACEBOOK FAIL: Obama Campaign ‘SUCKED’ Private User Data During 2012 Election
As the controversy surrounding Facebook’s alleged cooperation with outside entities continues to swirl; new information shows former President Barack Obama’s 2012 campaign mined the social network’s user data to help reach likely voters, reports Fox News.
Carol Davidsen, Obama’s former Director of Integration and Media Analytics, confirmed the campaign’s use of Facebook’s “social graphs” -illustrations that map users’ varying connections- on Twitter, saying “Facebook was surprised we were able to suck out the whole social graph, but they didn’t stop us once they realized that was what we were doing.”
“They came to office in the days following election recruiting & were very candid that they allowed us to do things they wouldn’t have allowed someone else to do because they were on our side,” she added.
I worked on all of the data integration projects at OFA. This was the only one that felt creepy, even though we played by the rules, and didn’t do anything I felt was ugly, with the data.
— Carol Davidsen (@cld276) March 19, 2018
Facebook was surprised we were able to suck out the whole social graph, but they didn’t stop us once they realized that was what we were doing.
— Carol Davidsen (@cld276) March 19, 2018
Davidsen’s admission comes as Facebook finds itself in hot-water over their policies permitting outside factors to impact the US electoral system.
Earlier this year, the Justice Department indicted 13 Russian nationals for exploiting Facebook in order to sway American voters.