Google Drops Donald Trump Out Of Presidential Candidates Search Box

Jul 27, 2016 • 8:18 am | comments (54) by | Filed Under Google Search Engine

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If you search in Google for [presidential candidates] you will not find Donald Trump listed. Instead you will find Democrats Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, as well as Jill Stein of the Green Party.

Here is a screen shot captured at 8:15am ET this morning:

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The question is why? Is this a broken query? Supposedly it has been like this for the past 8 hours or so with no change.

@conservinews posted about it on Twitter asking me about it.

I mean, Google has plenty of room to show more of the candidates, including Donald Trump who is the nominee for the Republican party.

Forum discussion at Twitter.

Update: At 12:15pm ET on the same day, Google has fixed it to now show Donald Trump. They also added Gary Johnson from the Libertarian party. No word from Google yet on what the issue was:

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Update #2: At 2:05 p.m. ET a Google spokesperson told us "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."

Update #3: At 2:45pm ET, Bernie Sanders has now also been removed.

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