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California Republicans are furious at Google — here's what they did

California Republicans are crying foul after a posting on Google's search engine results identified their party as having the ideology of "Nazism." (Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/Getty Images)

California Republicans are furious and demanding an apology from Google over a designation of "Nazism" that was somehow added to their description.

Here's what happened

People began to notice that Google was labeling Republicans as having an ideology of "Nazism" on the search result for the California Republican Party.

The offensive listing accompanied other, more fitting, ideologies that Republicans would accept, such as “Conservatism,” "Market liberalism,” “Fiscal conservatism,” and “Green conservatism."

'Disturbing trend to slander conservatives.'

“It is disgraceful that the world’s largest search engine has labeled millions of California Republicans as Nazis,” said Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.). “This is just the latest incident in a disturbing trend to slander conservatives."

"These damaging actions must be held to account," he added. "The bias has to stop.”

The offensive listing was removed after Vice News inquired about it to Google.

McCarthy blasted the search engine company from his social media account.

Google responded on its official Twitter account.

"We regret that vandalism on Wikipedia briefly appeared on our search results," the account said. "This was not the the result of a manual change by Google. We have systems in place that catch vandalism before it impacts search results, but occasionally errors get through, and that happened here."

"This would have been fixed systematically once we processed the removal from Wikipedia," the account added, "but when we noticed the vandalism we worked quickly to accelerate the removal of the erroneous information."

“It is libelous, and Wikipedia and Google should take more ownership of what is published on their sites,” said executive director of the California Republican Party, Cynthia Bryant, "since both companies just said 5 million Californians support Nazism."

“It is unfortunate," she added, "but is unlikely to affect the election because anyone with common sense knows we don’t support Nazism.”

Here's a news video about the offensive listing from Vice News:

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