Hours after the publication of an article about Google’s auto complete and concerns of anti-Semitism, The Algemeiner was informed that Google had modified its autocomplete function to exclude the most offensive anti-Semitic suggestions.
All the suggestions that refer to killing Jews appear to have been removed, as has the “Jews should be perfected” suggestion.
The Anti-Defamation League told The Algemeiner that they were told by Google late Tuesday that the company was “looking into the complaint.” By Wednesday afternoon the changes had been made.
“We were pleased that they had removed some of the most offensive auto-correct results,” said the ADL’s Deborah Lauter.
Praising the company Lauter said that “Google is very responsive.”
“It takes the problem of hate on the internet seriously, and they are looking for ways to address it,” she said.