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'Lesbian' and 'Bisexual' Censored on Google Instant

'Lesbian' and 'Bisexual' Censored on Google Instant

The web is buzzing about Google's latest advancement, Google Instant, which doesn't even wait for the user to click the search button after typing their query. It simply goes straight to the page by predicting what you will type, as you type it.  However, it's been discovered that the "autocomplete excludes certain terms related to pornography, violence and hate speech," according to Google. The feature also happens to exclude the words "bisexual" and "lesbian" while allowing homosexual, gay, queer, dyke, transvestite, and transgender to be searchable instantly.

The web is buzzing about Google's latest advancement, Google Instant, which doesn't even wait for the user to click the search button after typing their query. It simply goes straight to the page by predicting what you will type, as you type it.

However, it's been discovered that the "autocomplete excludes certain terms related to pornography, violence and hate speech," according to Google. The feature also happens to exclude the words "bisexual" and "lesbian" while allowing homosexual, gay, queer, dyke, transvestite, and transgender to be searchable instantly.  

A petition at Change.org urges the search engine giant to reverse the censorship as the terms are not exclusive to pornography.

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