McCarthy Slams Google for Linking ‘Nazism’ Ideology to California Republican Party: ‘This Is a Disgrace’
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House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R., Calif.) on Thursday slammed Google after its search engine listed "Nazism" as one of the California Republican Party's ideologies.
McCarthy, who has long been seen as a Silicon Valley ally, expressed his anger on Twitter by calling the listing a "disgrace," Politico reported.
"Dear @Google, This is a disgrace," McCarthy tweeted, including an image of a Google search result including Nazism as part of the party's ideology. The information appears to be pulled from a Wikipedia page.
McCarthy, who is expected to succeed Rep. Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) as House Speaker, slammedother tech companies including Amazon, Twitter and Facebook earlier this week for alleged anti-conservative bias.
"If we get criticized for our speech or if they try to deny it, we should say it louder and more often," McCarthy said.
A Google spokesperson pushed back against claims the company is biased against the Republican party, stating the "Nazism" tag was from a source in the automated process that "occasionally" allows errors to pass through.
"This was not the result of any manual change by anyone at Google," the spokesperson said. "Sometimes people vandalize public information sources, like Wikipedia, which can impact the information that appears in search."