Author Topic: Startling auto complete  (Read 3891 times)

TheDrake

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Startling auto complete
« on: July 22, 2019, 06:02:15 PM »
I'm sometimes baffled by the google autocomplete.

I typed in "Why don't millenials..."

...wear deodorant
...invest
...use deodorant
...cook
...date

WTF? Apparently in June a poll got published showing that 40% of 18-24 year olds hadn't applied deodorant in the past six months.

Now, this would normally be attributed to the frequency and recency of searches, and probably is.

But one could interpret it as google trying to bash millenials. I wonder what would happen if somebody typed in "why don't conservatives" and got

...take baths
...brush their teeth
...go to college

It might be interpreted as a nefarious plot to make them look bad.

I actually get no autocompletes on that phrase. Google must be deleting all searches for conservatives!