Tosh.0 – Is It Racist? – Google

MALE ANNOUNCER: AND NOW IT’S TIME FOR… – RECENTLY GOOGLE GOT INTO SOME HOT WATER BECAUSE WHEN YOU SEARCH “MUSLIMS REPORT TERRORISM,” IT SAYS, “DID YOU MEAN: MUSLIMS SUPPORT TERRORISM”? YES, I DID, BUT THAT’S NOT THE POINT. GOOGLE CLAIMS TO HAVE FIXED THE PROBLEM, SO LET’S FIND OUT WITH A GAME OF IS IT R– RACIST? ALL RIGHT, INDIANS ARE LOVELY PEOPLE. ALWAYS HAPPY, BUT WHEN YOU SEARCH, “WHY DO INDIANS SMILE?” IT SAYS, “DID YOU MEAN: WHY DO INDIANS SMELL?” NO, GOOGLE, I DID NOT MEAN THAT, BUT WHILE I’M HERE, IS IT THEIR ALL-CURRY DIET? ALL RIGHT, LET’S TRY THIS. “ARE MEXICANS RUG DEALERS?” “DID YOU MEAN: ARE MEXICANS DRUG DEALERS?” WHAT IS THIS, SICARIO? I AM TRYING TO BUY AN AUTHENTIC G.D.

RUG FOR MY 1920S SPANISH BUNGALOW, GOOGLE. NOW, SOME OF YOU MAY KNOW THIS ALREADY, BUT WHEN IT COMES TO DIVING, SOUTH KOREA HAS WON ZERO OLYMPIC MEDALS, SO WHEN YOU TYPE IN, “KOREANS ARE BAD AT DIVING,” HOW COME OLD RACIST GOOGLE SAYS, “DID YOU MEAN: KOREANS ARE BAD AT DRIVING?” GOOGLE, UNACCEPTABLE HATE SPEECH. WE CAN ALL AGREE THAT SCARECROWS ARE CREEPY. THERE HAS TO BE A LESS TERRIFYING WAY TO KEEP CROWS OFF OUR CORN, SO WHEN I TYPED IN A PERFECTLY LOGICAL, “I GET SCARED WHEN I SEE A HAY PERSON,” GOOGLE ASKS, “DID YOU MEAN: I GET SCARED WHEN I SEE A GAY PERSON?” COME ON, GOOGLE. GAY PEOPLE ARE THE LEAST SCARY OF ALL THE PEOPLE. NOW, BLACK FOLKS ARE KNOWN FOR MAKING THE BEST SWEET TEA, AND I WAS CURIOUS WHAT THEIR SECRET WAS. SO I WHEN I GOOGLED, “DO BLACK PEOPLE STEEP?” IMAGINE MY HORROR WHEN IT GAVE ME NOT ONE, BUT TWO RACIST SUGGESTIONS. “DID YOU MEAN: DO BLACK PEOPLE STEAL?” OR, “DO BLACK PEOPLE TIP?” FOR CRYING OUT LOUD, GOOGLE. I’M SAD TO SAY THE HATE DOESN’T STOP THERE. I WAS RECENTLY ELECTED TO THE BOARD OF AMERICANS AGAINST HANDMADE SCARVES, SO IT MADE SENSE WHEN I TYPED, “THE KNITTERS ARE RUINING THIS COUNTRY.” AND YOU CAN GUESS WHAT GOOGLE SAID: “DID YOU MEAN: TRUMP FOR PRESIDENT?” ZING.

POINTED SOCIAL SATIRE. SO, YES, GOOGLE IS RACIST, BUT WHAT ARE YOU GONNA DO, USE BING? NOT LIKELY. AND THAT’S HOW YOU PLAY IS IT RACIST? .

Daniel performs a few search-engine experiments to find out if Google’s algorithm has a bias.

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