Google Gemini invented fake reviews smearing my book about Big Tech’s political biases

Feb 27, 2024 | Political News

Google Gemini, the tech giant’s new AI chatbot meant to rival ChatGPT, invented several fake reviews – which it attributed to real people – meant to discredit my 2020 book on political biases at Google and other big tech companies. 

On Sunday, amid a sharp backlash against Google over its AI program’s apparent political biases, I asked Gemini to explain what my book was about. My book, “The Manipulators: Facebook, Google, Twitter, and Big Tech's War on Conservatives,” was a multi-year project on Big Tech’s political biases that drew on inside sources, leaked documents and more. 

I was curious to see if Google's AI program could be trusted to accurately describe an investigative book about Google, but I wasn't prepared for just how misleading it would be. 

Gemini's description of my book included this sentence: “The book has been criticized for lacking concrete evidence and relying on anecdotal information.”