Google Listed ‘Nazism’ as the Ideology of the California Republican Party

Less than a week ago, if you searched for the California Republican Party on Google, you might have read that the political party’s ideologies included conservatism, market liberalism, and nazism. The latter listing has since been removed, and Google is blaming the results on Wikipedia “vandalism.” From a report: Vice first reported the inclusion of “Nazism” under ideologies in Google’s knowledge panel — the box that shows up to the right of search results. It’s unclear how long the term had been there, but the tech giant removed it after being notified by the publication. “We regret that vandalism on Wikipedia briefly appeared on our search results,” Google tweeted on Thursday in response to California congressman and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy. “This was not the the result of a manual change by Google. We have systems in place that catch vandalism before it impacts search results, but occasionally errors get through, and that happened here.”

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