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[–] eqdw 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

My opinion is very clear, when the result is offensive it should be removed by the service provider.

I strongly disagree that service providers have an active responsibility to find and remove this content. I'm ambivalent over whether or not they should remove it once it is pointed out.

Requiring service providers to take a proactive role on things like this is impractical. It locks out smaller competitors who can't dedicate the resources to policing. It makes the company vulnerable to coordinated trolling. And, opining for a second: it demeans the users and treats them like big babies who need everything taken care of for them by someone else.

Once 'nigga house' has been found and publicized, I'm more ok with Google removing it. I don't find it racist, but then again I didn't grow up in the US; all of your racial politics confuse me. If Google wants to remove it at this time, because it's racist, because it's inconvenient, whatever, then that's fine. My problem is with the implication that they have a proactive responsibility to find and police this stuff before we see it

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[–] cctv [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Thanks, Good point, the fact is they stopped the whole Map Maker project so they did took a proactive responsibility

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[–] The_Terminator 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

What am I looking at here?

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[–] cctv [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Actually the search for the query 'nigga house' gets you straight to the white house

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[–] The_Terminator 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I should go back in time and kill your mother!

Edit: Just want to enjoy the fact that I've been able to secure this wonderful username <3

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[–] JackCoffin 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Offense is always taken never given and once you cross the line towards censorship you can't get a solid definition. Is it racist to quote statistics on single mothers, meth-heads, crimes, etc. to say the community of people have a problem? Individualism breaks down in large populations and the conversation stops advancing when someone says they are offended. And when popular search engines are removing results(already happened ex. confederate flag shopping results) that could be deemed offensive where is the line. I see a shifting goal post with almost Gestapo tactics of censorship as to never offend anyone. If you are looking to be offended I can't stop you.

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[–] cctv [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Update: Google apologises and will remove. There were a lot of racist queries directing to the presidential house, apparently. More info: The Guardian article


Also interesting to note they temporarily shutted down the Map Maker after that android urinating apple logo: The Guardian article again