Twitter on Hebrew Translation Fail: It Was a Bug, Not a Feature


Earlier this week, many people noticed that the translate tweet feature for Hebrew was no longer working, meaning non-Hebrew speakers could not conveniently translate tweets from the likes of Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and other high profile Israelis.

The problem has since been rectified.

Testing 1,2, 3 (click on timestamp in below tweet)

But why did the feature stop working? A number of pro-Israel people cried foul, but Twitter have claimed it was a bug.

I am no conspiracy theorist but why do these things always happen to us? You may recall a similar story recently with Spotify , as well as the 2007 Eurovision broadcast.

I guess we are just really unlucky.

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An Aussie immigrant to Israel, David Lange is founder and managing editor of Israellycool. He is a happy family man, and a lover of steak, Australian sports and single malt whisky.