Google has an odd way of looking at “bigotry.”
When you punch in the word “bigotry” into the Google search engine, here’s what you’ll find.
Interesting. Why is “right-wing” a correlation to bigotry? Why is bigotry a descriptor to “right-wing?”
The definition seems to come directly from the Oxford Dictionary, where the example sentence is used verbatim.
Merriam Webster and Dictionary.com, meanwhile, do not use “right-wing” in association to bigotry in their definitions. Merriam’s sentence: “He was labeled a bigot after making some offensive comments.”
The Mirror sought comment from Google’s press department by phone and email. None was forthcoming by press time.
UPDATE: Google responded to The Mirror at 4:51 p.m. A spokesperson said, “Google Search surfaces data from Oxford Dictionary when providing definitions on our search result pages.” What’s more, we hear Google plans to reach out to Oxford Dictionary to flag the above “right-wing bigotry” sentence as inappropriate.