REPORT: Google search tool makes stunning error with Mueller report
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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.”
The article goes on to state the following:
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.
New: Searching for the Mueller report? Google tells you it’s “fiction.” A baffling falsehood about one of the most charged political topics of the day. Google tells me it was an error, but not how it happened. 512 days ’til 2020 election https://t.co/C8CLi6kkfm pic.twitter.com/rc0fEU2owY
— Drew Harwell (@drewharwell) June 10, 2019
It’s fair to say that “When we’re made aware of inaccuracies, we work to fix them quickly” is unacceptable when misinformation reaches millions within minutes. https://t.co/ikvEPmUZgS From @washingtonpost “Google’s search tool falsely called Mueller report “fiction”” pic.twitter.com/ympK4RbxHp
— MIT CMS/W (@mit_cmsw) June 10, 2019
— Angela Fritz (@angelafritz) June 10, 2019
Yikes. Google search classified the Mueller report in the “fiction” genre https://t.co/mUJzVjxVwN
— Cristiano Lima (@viaCristiano) June 10, 2019
People who searched on Google for the Mueller report have been told the document is “fiction,” a baffling falsehood that highlights the fallibility and threat of misinformation from the world’s most influential search engine, @drewharwell reports.
— Post Technology (@PostTech) June 10, 2019
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