Google to Charlie Rangel: You Are Dead to Me.
BY Miranda Neubauer | Friday, May 18 2012
Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY) might be facing particularly challenging reelection odds this year, at least acording to Google: based on its new Knowledge Graph interface, the search engine says that the very-much-alive Congressman died on November 20, 2004, as Colin Campbell first reported for Politicker via Azi Paybarah and Anthony Adragna.
Rangel has been representing Harlem for 41 years, but is now facing primary opposition from state Sen. Adriano Espaillat. He has also been struggling with health problems, and was censured by the House at the end of 2010 for ethics violations.
Google's new Knowledge Graph is supposed to provide users with more helpful answers to search queries by providing contextual information, particular in the form of biographical information for prominent individuals.