Google AI Cen­sors Biden Oppo­nents Ahead of Sec­ond GOP Pri­ma­ry Debate

Google AI Censors Biden Opponents Ahead of Second GOP Primary Debate

Google’s arti­fi­cial intel­li­gence tool seems to have a mind of its own about who the pop­u­lar 2024 pres­i­den­tial can­di­dates are.
MRC Free Speech Amer­i­ca researchers asked Google’s AI chat­bot Bard to “Rank the 2024 pres­i­den­tial can­di­dates” one week before the Repub­li­can pres­i­den­tial pri­ma­ry debates. The chat­bot answered by com­plete­ly ignor­ing Demo­c­rat Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Repub­li­can Vivek Ramaswamy who were the sec­ond and third lead­ing can­di­dates for their respec­tive par­ties, as ranked by Real­Clear Pol­i­tics polling data. 
Bard ranked the can­di­dates of each polit­i­cal par­ty sep­a­rate­ly. First, it ranked its one and only list­ed Demo­c­ra­t­ic Par­ty can­di­date Pres­i­dent Joe Biden. But Bard com­plete­ly ignored Biden’s chal­lengers, includ­ing Kennedy who is polling high­er than Flori­da Gov­er­nor Ron DeSan­tis, and Mar­i­anne Williamson who is polling high­er than for­mer UN ambas­sador Nik­ki Haley, accord­ing to Real­Clear Pol­i­tics data.
The chat­bot went on to rank five Repub­li­can can­di­dates accord­ing­ly: for­mer pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump, DeSan­tis, Haley, Mike Pence and Tim Scott. Bard notably left off Ramaswamy, who is the third most pop­u­lar GOP pri­ma­ry can­di­date accord­ing to Real­Clear Pol­i­tics data. It also exclud­ed for­mer New Jer­sey Gov­er­nor Chris Christie ®.
“The can­di­dates that pose the great­est t …