Trump left out of Google search for presidential candidates

COLUMBUS (WCMH) – Googling the presidential candidates Wednesday morning didn’t produce the exact results some people would expect.

Searching for the term ‘presidential candidates’ brought up a handy guide above all of the other search results with pictures of candidates with active campaigns. Clicking on a picture brought up searches for the candidates.

The only problem is that Republican candidate Donald Trump wasn’t included. Neither was Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson.

Google search result for "Presidential Candidates" shortly after noon Wednesday.
Google search result for “Presidential Candidates” shortly after noon Wednesday.

Results were shown for Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Green Party candidate Jill Stein.

NBC4 reached out to Google to ask about the issue. Around noon Wednesday, Trump and Johnson were both added back to the Google search results.

Google then sent the following statement to NBC4 in regards to what caused some candidates to disappear from its search results:

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.” — Google Spokesperson

 

 

 

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