Microsoft’s Bing keeps surfacing racist, offensive, and probably-illegal images


Microsoft’s Bing search engine has a problem with surfacing results that are blatantly offensive, uniformly exploitative towards women and girls, and full-on racist. And that’s before you even turn the “SafeSearch” feature off. A report from HowToGeek’s Chris Hoffman shows that image searches for innocuous terms such as “Jew” or “Michelle Obama” are met with truly awful suggestions from the search engine itself. Examples include “Jews are evil” and “Michelle Obama is a man.”   Hoffman also points out that misspelling the world “girl” as “gril” prompts exploitative suggestions. We did the same search here at TNW and came up…

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