Does this mean Google thinks there are words out there that may be interpreted by the Nexus One’s software to sound like incest, but nothing could be mistaken for bestiality? How did they come to that conclusion? What kinds of tests were they doing at the Googleplex that resulted in this selective censorship? Did they have a linguistic expert on hand? Or was it some poor tech’s job to sit at a computer and try to think of all the possibly naughty words people can say? Did he just miss bestiality?
“We filter potentially offensive or inappropriate results because we want to avoid situations whereby we might misrecognize a spoken query and return profanity when, in fact, the user said something completely innocent.”
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