‘A Disturbing Trend’: Outraged Republican Calls on Google to End Bias After Search Ties GOP to Nazis

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) called for Congress to look into Google after California’s Republican Party was linked to Nazism. 

A Google search showed users a knowledge panel that claimed the ideology of California’s Republican Party was “Nazism,” drawing outrage from GOP members. 

In a statement to Fox News, Google blamed Wikipedia for the search results and said that the company has systems in place to catch this type of error before it occurs. However, sometimes, as in this case, something slips through.  

McCarthy criticized the tech company on Twitter and called for it to “stop the bias”:

During an interview with MSNBC’s Hugh Hewitt, McCarthy noted that Google is the biggest search engine and expressed his doubt that Wikipedia was to blame since the comment wasn’t on the Wikipedia page. 

“The bias has to stop because if you just went a couple days before to Instagram and you searched ‘Donald Trump Jr.,’ it gave you a warning that this site could be harmful and could actually cause death,” he said. 

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McCarthy called internet bias a “real concern” and said if people are controlling what people see on the internet, it’s “fundamentally wrong.” 

“I think this is an area that Congress needs to look at throughout,” the GOP leader told Hewitt. “[…] Let’s get all the facts, and let’s put a clear aim of the direction that we think is right for the American public.” 

He wasn’t the only California Republican to float the idea of tech companies facing consequences for the perceived anti-conservative bias, either. 

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Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) told Fox Business Network’s Maria Bartiromo that Americans need to understand that “there is a bias against conservatives and Republicans all across this country.” 

Nunes said the best solution would be a free market one in which a new search engine is created that doesn’t censor conservative voices. He added that if it’s a case of a monopoly, that’s another issue in which regulation could be put in place. 

“I would hope that they just don’t get involved in politics and don’t censor conservatives and Republicans, but if they continue to do it, then we have to move obviously to hearings on these issues,” he explained.

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