Microsoft Bing delivers racist search results

Content warning: the following story contains sensitive material regarding racism, anti-Semitism, and the sexualization of minors. Bing and Yahoo, which is powered by Bing, are both suggesting offensive content within their search features. How-To Geek spotted that Bing’s image search is serving up suggestions for related topics that contain racist terms, the sexualization of minors, and otherwise offensive content. The Verge then found that this problem extends to Yahoo: its homepage search box includes an autocomplete feature that populates racist phrases, and the results often prioritize the company’s Yahoo Answers posts that contain offensive material. On Bing, the suggestions, called smart suggestion bubbles, appear in a line above... Continue reading…

Microsoft Bing delivers racist search results

Searching for the term 'Jews' through the search engine results in pictures of Adolf Hitler

Thu 11 Oct 18 from The Independent

Bing and Yahoo were suggesting offensive search terms

Tech companies continue to have problems with clearly offensive search terms, and Microsoft is no exception to the rule. How-To Geek discovered that Bing (and by extension, our sibling ...

Thu 11 Oct 18 from Engadget

Microsoft tackles 'horrifying' Bing search results

Bing suggests overtly racist pages to people who look up terms linked to ethnicity, researcher finds

Thu 11 Oct 18 from BBC Technology

Bing and Yahoo are suggesting offensive searches

Content warning: the following story contains sensitive material regarding racism, anti-Semitism, and the sexualization of minors. Bing and Yahoo, which is powered by Bing, are ...

Wed 10 Oct 18 from The Verge

I Ditched Google For Bing. Here's What I Found—And What I Didn't

I spent the last few months using Bing instead of Google for search. It's a whole new world, but not always for the better.

Wed 17 Oct 18 from Wired Tech

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