Republican presidential contender Dr. Ben Carson’s Google search results have been manipulated to prominently link his name to the “North American Man-Boy Love Association” (NAMBLA), a pedophile advocacy group.
The top search result for Ben Carson on Google is his Wikipedia page, after sponsored links and news. The NAMBLA Wikipedia page is featured as the first related link on Carson’s Wikipedia blurb, just below his name.
Carson referred to NAMBLA in a March 2013 Hannity appearance.
“Marriage is between a man and a woman. No group, be they gays, be they NAMBLA, be they people who believe in bestiality, it doesn’t matter what they are. They don’t get to change the definition,” Carson said.
A Politico article quoting Carson is linked on his Wikipedia page, as Footnote #105 in the section on Carson’s views regarding “Marriage and homosexuality.”
Carson later apologized for his remarks on Hannity. But NAMBLA still shows up as a “High Relevance Link” for Carson’s page due to the quote’s placement in the text.
Carson campaign communications director Doug Watts told Breitbart News that it “Looks like the trolls are out in force,” and vowed that the campaign was looking into the matter further.
“We’ve complained to Google and filled out requests to take it down that have been ignored,” Watts said, blaming “pranksters” for the stunt.
Manipulating Google search results is a common tactic used by left-wingers to smear conservatives like Sen. Rick Santorum, who gained a “Google problem” after activists led by homosexual columnist Dan Savage linked Santorum’s name to a repulsive sexual byproduct.
The full Google page typically puts sponsored links and recent news. But it puts Wikipedia as the first entry for many individuals, including Carson.