Did Google intentionally bury America: Imagine a World Without Her in its search results? That is exactly what award-winning producer Dinesh D’Souza wants to know. The political movie focuses on Hillary Clinton’s relationship with Saul Alinsky and the impact the policies of progressives and views President Barack Obama have had on the United States. The America movie opened in nearly 700 theaters nationwide on July 1.
Dinesh D’Souza had this to say about Google and the America movie search results:
“I certainly hope this is not intentional. But how long does it take a technical company to fix a technical problem? We’re trying to be patient, but this is making it harder for people to get accurate information about the film.”
The Google technical problem reportedly involves searchers typing in the name of a current film followed by the word “movie.” When the users hits enter, showtimes and more information about the movie usually appear. But, when Dinseh D’Souza and hundreds of thousands of others eager to watch the political documentary, no showtime or additional information appear.
Lawyers for the America move sent a letter to Google Chief Legal Officer David Drummond insisting that the search issues be fixed. The letter also noted that the lack of results has hindered Americans from finding out where and when the movie is being shown. Questions were also posed concerning whether or not the search technical problems were automated or human error.
A Google representative responded this way:
“[The system] have unfortunately confused the title of the movie ‘America’, because it’s a common term and appears in many movie titles. We’ve updated the Knowledge Graph, our database that stores this type of information, but it will take some time to display show times and other details for this movie. We’re always working on improving our systems, and we appreciate the feedback. The system just hasn’t fully updated yet to display show times when you search for directly for America 2014 movie.”
Quantum Networks CEO Ari Zoldan said:
“The company does not engage in unethical or biased mis-search results. They are not in the business of taking sides. Google’s search algorithm is not an absolute exact science, however, its core mission is to serve up reliable and accurate information to the end user. I am fairly certain they will do just that, this is not their only change-request inquiry for the search engine giant and [the movie] will have to wait in line.”
As previously reported by The Inquisitr, Dinesh D’Souza had to fight to get America: Imagine a World Without Her put back on the shelves of Costco after it was yanked in just a few weeks for “poor sales.” The book is now a bestseller. “I want to rekindle that natural patriotism. I want people to understand why they love their country and do more to restore America,” D’Souza said.
What do you think about the American move Google issue? Do you plan on watching Dinesh D’Souza’s latest film?
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