Google’s ‘Jew’ Problem
We are used to seeing Google things really wrong when it comes to Israel and the Jews.
Like when they offered up those offensive, anti-Israel search suggestions
And don’t get me started on YouTube, owned by Google
But Google’s latest has crossed into really antisemitic territory.
Up until a few hours ago, this is what you saw when you typed in ‘Jew’ into Google Translate (hat tip: Ido Daniel)
Thankfully, after many complaints, Google removed it from Google Translate – so I guess they admitted this is entirely wrong and offensive.
Except, Google Translate was bringing the definition from Google’s dictionary, which appears when you search ‘Jew’ – and still appears
Granted, Google designates the verb offensive, but I am not entirely sure why Google has chosen to show it at all- especially given that their search results do not always show a definition.
For instance, if you Google ‘Christian’ or ‘Muslim’, no definition appears. Why then does the word ‘Jew’ merit a definition – including an antisemitic one?
Google customer support number is 650-253-0000. Just saying.
Update: This definition was also apparently appearing until a few hours ago.
— HonestReporting (@HonestReporting) November 22, 2017