[Wikimedia-l] Even Google gets it wrong (filtering Bisexual from instant results and autocomplete)

Kim Bruning kim at bruning.xs4all.nl
Mon Aug 20 05:03:20 UTC 2012

Google accidentally blocks Bisexual from Instant Search and Autocomplete.

"As you say, we're strong LGBT supporters. Sometimes perfectly good search terms can trip up our algorithms that decide whether to show instant
results. This can happen when our automatic filters detect a strong correlation on the (unfiltered) Internet between those terms and pornography.
The effect varies from term to term, and keep in mind we handle billions of queries each day, 16% of which are new to us each day, across 146
languages. But we appreciate your feedback -- it's this kind of case that motivates us to keep working on our algorithms so we can get people the
information they need as quickly as possible.- Google Spokesperson, July 2nd 2012"

	Kim Bruning

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