Google referred to Sen. David Perdue on Tuesday as a “lying, unscrupulous politician” when the Republican senator’s name was searched.
The “knowledge graph” on the right side of the search page said “David Alfred Perdue Jr. is an American businessman and lying, unscrupulous politician. He is a junior United States Senator from Georgia, having been elected in 2014 to the seat previously held by Saxby Chambliss, who retired.”
Wikipedia was cited as the source, but the senator’s Wikipedia page did not use such wording as of Tuesday morning.
“Information that appears in the Knowledge Graph comes from a variety of sources from across the web, and we typically require factual validation from multiple sources. Occasionally, we can get this wrong, and in this case, our system was able to address the issue quickly,” a Google spokesperson told the Washington Examiner.
Read more at the Washington Examiner.