US Democratic Party Symbol Was A Rat In Google's Knowledge Panel

Mar 17, 2020 - 7:15 am 1 by
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Last night for a period of time, if you searched for [democratic party] or similar searches, the knowledge panel showed a rat as the symbol of the party, not the official donkey. Google fixed the issue after a couple hours but this just shows how certain knowledge panels are hard to protect from vandalism in Google search.

Here is a screen shot from @jimboot:

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Here is what it looks like now:

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Danny Sullivan from Google said last night the company is aware and taking action:

This isn't too common but shows how it can happen from time to time. It use to happen a lot more often.

Forum discussion at Twitter.

 

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