Google fixes antisemitic definition of ‘Jew’ following uproar
Google users who typed the word “Jew” in the search feature on Tuesday found that the top definition was an antisemitic stereotype. The search engine’s first listed definition of “Jew” was: “to bargain with someone in a miserly or petty way.”
Further down in the search results were several conjugations of the word, as “jewed” and “jewing.”
Jewish advocacy groups flagged the offensive definition to Google and demanded an explanation.
“This is shocking. If you Google ‘Jew’ the dictionary definition that comes up can be seen below,” tweeted Aviva Klompas, former head of speechwriting and Israel’s Mission to the United Nations in reference to a screenshot of the offensive definition.
“This is unacceptable Google,” tweeted StopAntisemitism in reference to the antisemitic trope.
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