REPORT: Google search tool makes stunning error with Mueller report

JUNE 10, 2019

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Google mistakenly labeled special counselRobert Mueller’s Russia report a work of fiction in an information box that corresponds with its search engine, The Washington Post reported Monday.

The error appeared in what’s known as Google’s Knowledge Graph, a software tool that generates context and relevant info for certain topics, according to a screenshot taken by the newspaper. In this case, the Mueller report’s genre was listed as “fiction.”

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The Post noted that the label was corrected to “non-fiction” just a few hours after the newspaper contacted Google about the issue. Google told the paper that the search result was an error but did not elaborate on how the mistake occurred.

“The company did not immediately say why the search tool returned that result, how long that answer had been surfaced, or how many people had been shown the false result,” according to the Washington Post.

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