Early Wednesday morning, Donald Trump found nowhere in Google search engine results. Instead, results show Democrats Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton, as well as Jill Stein of Green Party. It remained no change for 8 hours or so and then Google fixed it.
When an input the term “presidential candidates” is given to search engine, a box shows information of “Active Campaigns” highlights at the top of the page. Google lagged room for Republic Party nominee Donald Trump, Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson and cult favourite contender Vermin Supreme. Donald Trump was included “presidential candidates” in Google search engine before accepting his nomination for president candidate by Republic Party.
Search engine giant was accused of the biassed search result in favour of Hillary Clinton in June 2016. The company released a statement declaring all it happened due to a ‘technical bug’. “Google Autocomplete does not favour any candidate or cause. Claims to the contrary just misunderstand how Autocomplete works. We found a technical bug in Search where only the presidential candidates participating in an active primary election were appearing in a Knowledge Graph result. Because the Republican and Libertarian primaries have ended, those candidates did not appear. This bug was resolved early this morning.” A Google Spokesperson said.
Google doesn’t reveal the source where the information is getting from. The problem persists in the absence of reference points, and it’s tough to find out where things had gone wrong. Without clear reference points, the search engine presents with a big font of all knowledge.
Finally, the error is fixed, and the “Active Campaigns” info box now shows Donald Trump, Hillary CIinton, Johnson and Jill Stein.