Some 700,000 potential voters in 12 states relying on Google to locate their nearest polling places, were directed to the wrong spot.
According to estimates made by political technology company Aristotle, a series of errors made by the Internet mega company led one of its Election Center apps to dispense the wrong direction to users. “Google is a great company; they do things well. This is not one of them,” Aristotle CEO John Phillips told Politico, after a series of simulations led the tech company to the app’s high error rate in some areas.
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Google responded to the data late Tuesday afternoon, saying it was working to correct the problem. It’s unclear how much damage (if any) the faulty directions did to yesterday’s election results. (via Politico)