Web Crawlers Project Wonky Biases Across America
Real-life rocket scientist Andrew Rader posed a simple question to Google: “Why is [insert state name here] so …” in order to observe how the search engine would fill in the superlative blanks based on previous interrogatories.
The feedback proved somewhat frightening.
Google autocomplete results: “Why is [state] so…” pic.twitter.com/yzaQrkc7uO
— Weird History (@weird_hist) September 16, 2015