Google Try’s to Censor Keyword gun. Backfires Epically. Oh Google…

This story is a few months old but we just stumbled across is on the washingtonexaminer.com. So apparently the “wizz kids” at Google thought they were going to save the world by tweaking their shopping algorithm to remove the word “gun”. Lol oh Google…we can all image how that turned out for them.

Here’s a pull quote from the story

The algorithm is apparently so strict that even the color “burgundy” triggered an error because it includes “gun” in the spelling.

Additional searches that were blocked because of it.

  • glue gun
  • nail gun
  • paint gun
  • and our personal favorite….anti gun 🤣

It even went so far as to remove Laguna Beach, and the beloved Top Gun from the results.

No worries though, this was corrected once they realized their foolishness. We can all agree that this story would be infinitely more entertaining if their juvenile ignorance, coupled with their intense elitism wasn’t so alarming.

Read the full story here: WashingtonExaminer