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Last week, Republicans responded with outrage after a Vice story noted that a Google algorithm listed “Nazism” under the California state GOP’s ideologies in its search results. On Sunday, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee threatened to retaliate against the company with congressional hearings and called for the creation of a conservative Internet search engine to take Google’s place.
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Facebook announced this week they are replacing their “trending news” feature with a “breaking news” feature. The new platform will include articles from 80 Facebook approved publications.
The North Carolina Republican lawmaker, whose Google results Friday yielded a photo of her with the word “bigot” across the bottom, fired back on Saturday, saying the tech company’s apology “rang a bit hollow.” State Sen. Trudy Wade released a statement on her website Saturday about the “Google firestorm,” saying that while “I appreciate Google’s belated apology, if I’m being completely honest it rang a bit hollow.”