Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Google Steps Up



Banning words is never a good thing, in my opinion. Given the PC climate of the nation, it should be no surprise that certain words, especially on the internet, are seen as off limits, even censored, as we make a feeble attempt to "protect" our children and ourselves from offense. 

Now Google has stepped up to correct one of these insane cases of censorship...

In previous years, the word "bisexual" was blocked from Google's Auto Complete and Instant Search features since being placed on a list of banned words in 2009. But BiNet USA, a bisexual advocacy group, spearheaded a campaign to get the search engine to finally "unlock" the word.

"It's not every day one of the biggest companies in the world changes its mind, but we are thankful that Google now sees bisexual people just like everyone else," BiNet USA President Faith Cheltenham said on the group's website. "It will take time for bisexual search terms to be ranked as they were before the ban, but now bisexual people and their allies have a fighting chance to be seen, heard, and understood."

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