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originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: luthier
I have yet to see you condemn Google for doing this.
All you've done is defend the label that Google placed on the image.
Now if you have condemned it, I will admit to being wrong.
So you think one ideology should be able to determine for everyone else what that person is or thinks or feels?
I do not.
I assume it was hacked or an employee with access did this.
If it was intentional then it is just another sign of decisive partisanship that is everywhere.
originally posted by: TheRedneck
a reply to: IAMTAT
Everyone forgive me a moment while I actually try and defend Google.
Ummm... I think a couple posters are going into cardiac arrest. Can we get some EMTs in here?
Now, while that's being taken care of, as I was saying, that photo was likely not created by Google. It was likely someone else, a private individual with a warped idea of what the term means, who superimposed the word on a 'normal' photo. Then others who also don't know what the word 'bigot' means started posting it everywhere they could because they don't like the evil bigoted Republicans because they're bigots... whatever that means...
So now Google runs an AI widget that scours the Internet for a good photo of Trudy Wade and it comes back with this recently popular photo that has a silhouette that matches the algorithm for what a person's photo should look like, and it gets inserted into the web page without a person ever looking at it. Yeah, that's possible. It's called 'image processing' and is used to handle the abnormally high demand for photos from a database the size Google uses.
Another possibility is that of 'crowd editing.' Wikipedia uses this a lot, which is why they are regularly attacked as being biased one way or another. In actuality, it is the editors, otherwise 'normal' people with time on their hands, that keep the pages updated. If one of those people with time on their hands uploads a photo that says 'bigot' across it, it is quite likely that no one else noticed, until someone came along and wrote about it.
Now, who typically has time on their hands? Those who don't have a job, or at least who don't have a productive (as in, with room for advancement and responsibility) job. That would be the far left. Who typically tosses out baseless accusations about racism, bigotry, hatred, etc.? That would be the far left as well.
I have to admit, the conservative portion of society can be pretty dumb at times. The political arena is nothing less than a war zone between those who hold certain views that dictate they work hard for a living and take responsibility for their actions, and those who just want to win this political game at all costs, damn the consequences. In this war, the far left is using the equivalent of semi-auto nuclear grenade launchers, while the right is busy looking at each other wondering who is going to fire back with their slingshots. An equivalent response would be to busily produce and distribute photos of Mad Maxine Waters with the word "insane" plastered across it, or maybe of Pelosi with the word "greedy" across her, or maybe Schumer with the words "dumb as a rock" across his photo. But such childish activities take time, and most conservatives don't have time in great abundance; we're busy actually doing stuff. So the war continues as always.
When one of those nuclear grenades goes off, as in this case, we will look up and go "what the freak?" and start accusing the messenger, though. I guess that's time well spent in some other universe...
Now I will also admit that Google, being a company built on social change, likely has more than its fair share of liberal employees, some of which are likely far left and more than happy to see photos like this pop up. I don't necessarily hold everyone at Google blameless. Rather, I just wanted to point out how this likely came about.
Now, can we get the false labeling of people as "racist" or "bigot" to be a class A felony? It wouldn't stop this mess from happening, of course, but a few 20-year sentences in a Federal penitentiary might make a few people think before they throw out the next accusation... yeah, that's extreme, but at least I haven't mentioned making it a capital offense... yet...
originally posted by: terrapincb
Almost all of you are paranoid freaks. What is Google at its heart? It is a search engine that shows results from crawling the web. Where did the results and the picture of the right wing freako politician come from? That is where your feigned outrage should be placed.
originally posted by: Metallicus
a reply to: terrapincb
And yet there are no images of Democrats on Google stamped with “Communist”...why is that I wonder? I guess it’s great to be able to dismiss these biased incidents as mistakes when they aren’t happening to your side.
originally posted by: luthier
How would libertarian views be mistaken for fascist?
originally posted by: Metallicus
a reply to: luthier
I think abortion and homosexuality are morally wrong and I am not at all religious. Now, granted, as a Libertarian, I have no interest in limiting the protections and freedoms of my fellow citizens, but you don’t need to be religious to find certain lifestyles and choices to be immoral.
originally posted by: 3NL1GHT3N3D1
So Google apparently put this picture up on purpose so that people would see it but as soon as people see it they pull it down? Why would they knowingly put the picture up for people to see if they didn't want people talking about it? Something doesn't add up here, I don't think people think these things through before grabbing their pitchforks.