Blockbuster anti-abortion film Unplanned was listed as “propaganda” by Google.
Kelsey Bolar of The Daily Signal documented the film’s bizarre categorization with screenshots, showing a section of Google’s search results known as the “Knowledge Graph” listing the movie as “Drama/Propaganda.”
— Kelsey Bolar (Harkness) (@kelseybolar) April 11, 2019
After Bolar’s tweet went viral, Google corrected the label and responded to Fox Newssaying their algorithm accidentally misidentified the film.
A Google spokesperson explained to Fox News that its “Knowledge Graph” analyzed web content on “Unplanned” and that a large volume of it described the film as propaganda and placed the label without a universal consensus.
“When we’re made aware of disputed facts in our Knowledge Graph, we work to fix the issues, as we’ve done in this case,” the spokesperson told Fox News. Google has updated the search results so that “propaganda” no longer appears as the genre.
The film was mired in another censorship scandal last month, when the official Unplannedmovie Twitter account was suspended without explanation.
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