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Thursday, 24 October 2013

Anti-Semetic Google Searches a Concern for Jews

Daily Stormer
October 23, 2013

Most Google searches about Jews are of an anti-Semitic nature according to a recent article on the Jewish blog Algemeiner:
Try typing “Jews should” into the Google search bar, and the tech giant’s autocomplete function will present you with an array of wildly anti-Semitic options, The Algemeiner has learned.
“Jews should be wiped out,” and “Jews should get over the Holocaust” are among the offensive popular searches listed, along with “Jews should all die,” and “Jews should apologize for killing Jesus.”
They are frantically trying to find a way to censor this aspect of the recent unprecendented rise in global awareness to the Jewish question:
Jewish rights groups expressed concern, although not surprise, about the findings. Rabbi Abraham Cooper, Associate Dean at the Simon Wiesenthal Center, told The Algemeiner that he hoped the discovery would “wake up everyone in our community to understand how much effort bigots and racists put into the internet.”
He called for Google to figure out a solution to the problem, saying that the company has a “responsibility” to “take a look at their system or remove the entire (autocomplete) service from the users.”
It is a reminder, Cooper said that “there are responsibilities that come along with all the bells and whistles and the profits.”
Deborah Lauter, a Civil Rights Director at the Anti-Defamation League, pointed out that the issue is not confined to Google, or for that matter to Jews and Women.
Other search engines including Yahoo and Bing produce similar results, and entering searches for gays or blacks can also elicit hateful autocomplete suggestions, she said.
“The issue of hate on the internet is global and is growing and is a big concern” Lauter told The Algemeiner.
“We will certainly flag it for them and we hope that they will be responsive” she said, adding, “Our hope is that the community, and anyone that sees these results will similarly flag it because the companies want to see communities engaged in the fight.”
“They are as overwhelmed by this as we are,” Lauter concluded, “and they are looking for thoughtful solutions.”

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