Bing and Yahoo are suggesting offensive searches

Content warning: the following story contains sensitive material regarding racism, anti-Semitism, and the sexualization of minors.

Bing and Yahoo, which is powered by Bing, are both suggesting offensive content within their search features. How-To Geekspotted that Bing’s image search is serving up suggestions for related topics that contain racist terms, the sexualization of minors, and otherwise offensive content. The Verge then found that this problem extends to Yahoo: its homepage search box includes an autocomplete feature that populates racist phrases, and the results often prioritize the company’s Yahoo Answers posts that contain offensive material.

On Bing, the suggestions, called smart suggestion bubbles, appear in a line above…

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