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Google's Islam Censor

codewarren (927270) writes | more than 4 years ago

Censorship 5

codewarren (927270) writes "Google (US and UK at least) appear to be censoring suggestions for searches starting with "Islam Is". Go to Google, try typing "Christianity is" and seeing the suggestions of a lie, bullshit, false, etc... Try Hinduism, Judaism, etc... similar. Then try "Islam is" and there are absolutely no suggestions."
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Satanic plot (0, Troll)

amazingxkcd (1682296) | more than 4 years ago | (#30660012)

Its all part of the Satanic plot, spearheaded by Freemasons and other cults, to convert the world to Islam, and make it eaiser to convert to Satanism once the AntiChrist comes in a couple of minutes... This is true, not a troll

muslim is... (1)

RingDev (879105) | more than 4 years ago | (#30661194)

Works just fine.

It is odd, but it would be a pretty weak censor if that removed "Islam is" but not "Muslim is"...

-Rick

Re:muslim is... (1)

Murpster (1274988) | more than 4 years ago | (#30661424)

You'd be a pretty weak English speaker if you said "Muslim is"...

Re:muslim is... (1)

RingDev (879105) | more than 4 years ago | (#30670594)

I would agree. But I would venture a guess that most American's fail to grasp the difference between the words "Muslim" and "Islam". Hell, most American's can't find Iraq and Afghanistan on a map. If they didn't manage to finish 6th grade geography it's unlikely that they are reading at a 6th grade level. And seeing as how Google's auto complete is based on other individuals' searches, I'm pretty sure that is the problem.

-Rick

Did anyone think of asking Google? (0, Flamebait)

mantis2009 (1557343) | more than 4 years ago | (#30663658)

There are many, many reasons why typing "Islam is" into Google's search would produce no Search Suggestions. And, there are many, many search strings that seem obvious that, when can typed into Google's search, produce no Suggestions. Try typing "Canadians are" or "Americans are" for just two examples. The source article is written rather flamboyantly, and apparently no attempt was made to contact Google for comment. That makes this whole discussion at best uninformed drivel.
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