Google is backing down after labeling the pro-life “Unplanned” movie as “propaganda” on Thursday.
“Unplanned,” the story of abortion doctor and clinic director Abby Johnson who left her practice after witnessing an ultrasound abortion, was listed on Google’s search engine as a “drama/propaganda” film, according to a tweet from The Daily Signal’s senior writer and producer Kelsey Bolar Harkness.
“Who knew that “propaganda” was a movie genre? @Google once again exposing its gross political bias,” Harkness said in a tweet.
— Kelsey Bolar (Harkness) (@kelseybolar) April 11, 2019
Live Action founder and president Lila Rose pointed out in a tweet that though “Unplanned” was labeled as propaganda, a 1935 Nazi propaganda film is listed on a Google search engine as “war/history.”
“Meanwhile, ‘The Triumph of the Will’ a literal Nazi propaganda film is labeled as ‘history/war’ Was this just another ‘mistake,’ or ‘algorithm’ error?”
Meanwhile, “The Triumph of the Will” a literal Nazi propaganda film is labeled as “history/war”
Was this just another “mistake,” or “algorithm” error? pic.twitter.com/iPuCZIRpeG
— Lila Rose (@LilaGraceRose) April 12, 2019
A Google spokesperson told The Daily Caller News Foundation, “When we’re made aware of disputed facts in our Knowledge Graph, we work to fix the issues, as we’ve done in this case.”
Google also provided background on Knowledge Graphs or Panels, and said that these are updated as internet information changes.
“Knowledge panels are updated automatically as information changes on the web,” the page says, “but Google also considers changes in two main ways: directly from the entities depicted in the knowledge panel, and from general user feedback.”
Abby Johnson expressed frustration at Google for labeling her story as propaganda.
“Executives at Google should actually watch the film before labeling it propaganda or anything else,” Abby Johnson told The Daily Caller News Foundation.
“They are showing their obvious bias against people finding out the truth about abortion.
“What about the movie ‘Obvious Child’, which Planned Parenthood heavily promoted? Or any movie by Michael Moore,” Johnson said. “Why aren’t those labeled propaganda?
“It’s a disservice to not only free speech, but also practical common sense, when they are actively hampering the truth about a divisive issue in our country to be known.”
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